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Tomorrow Officially Marks National Space Day


Senate Passes Sen. Moran and Sen. Shaheen’s Resolution to Designate May 3 as National Space Day

By the Office of U.S. Senator for Kansas Jerry Moran


WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) – vice chair and chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science – to designate tomorrow, May 3, 2024, as National Space Day. This resolution recognizes the significant impact the aerospace community has and will continue to have on the United States.

“Space innovation and exploration has grown exponentially in recent years as a result of the hard work and determination of aerospace leaders, researchers and developers,” said Sen. Moran. “National Space Day recognizes the individuals and communities within the aerospace industry who have made contributions to space exploration and helped grow the United States’ leadership in space. I appreciate the leadership of the Space Foundation, Aerospace Corporation and the Cosmosphere for working together with Congress to inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers, and recognize the storied history of aerospace excellence and leadership in the United States.”

“I’m proud to join Senator Moran on this bipartisan resolution to recognize May 3rd as National Space Day,” said Sen. Shaheen. “When Americans first set foot on the moon, it captured the imagination of a generation. In the decades since, NASA and the aerospace industry have continued to push boundaries and inspire new generations to look up and dream big. As I’ve visited STEM programs in schools, aftercare programs and camps across New Hampshire, I’m confident in the future and the work we are doing to expand STEM opportunities to kids of all backgrounds.”

“As a leading space museum and science education center, the Cosmosphere is committed to providing exceptional STEM programming,” said Jim Remar, the Cosmosphere’s President and CEO. “Our goal is to help ignite that spark in young minds across the region and beyond. We are honored to be mentioned in the Senate Resolution.”

U.S. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) introduced the companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The resolution can be found here.