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HR177 191565-1 By Representative McCutcheon RFD: First Read: 13-FEB-18 191565-1:n:02/13/2018:JEC/jec LSA2018-828 COMMENDING THE NUMEROUS HISTORIC, ECONOMIC, AND INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF NASA'S MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER AND ITS DIRECTOR, TODD MAY, TO THE STATE OF ALABAMA. WHEREAS, over the course of the past six decades, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has contributed numerous advancements to the world-at-large in the areas of science and rocket propulsion technology from landing Americans on the moon to innovation that enables astronauts to explore, live, and work safely in the harsh environment of space; and WHEREAS, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is responsible for the existence of approximately 22,000 jobs and a $3.8 billion economic output across Alabama as well as $100 million annually in state and local tax revenues; the Space Flight Center serves as a major economic development asset and technology magnet for the Southeast and helps create a culture of innovation in addition to attracting numerous private-sector companies to the state and region; and WHEREAS, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center equips taxpayers with additional benefits beyond the positive economic impacts through new discoveries, a strengthened national security, a deepened partnership with other nations, solutions for tough issues, and inspiration for the next generation of students and explorers; and WHEREAS, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is preparing to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and Alabama Bicentennial while simultaneously leading the development of the Space Launch System, which is anticipated to be the most powerful rocket ever built; the Space Launch System will allow America to continue advancing beyond low-Earth orbit, to explore the lunar vicinity, and lead future missions to destinations such as Mars; and WHEREAS, in continuation of its work on the International Space Station Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and new Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer Mission, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is developing robust science missions to expand understanding of our planet, solar system, and universe; and WHEREAS, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has successfully reached every county in Alabama for the first time with STEM educational and additional outreach efforts through its new "67 Counties Initiative"; and WHEREAS, the residents of the State of Alabama are exceedingly proud of the distinguished achievements of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the advances in space exploration and scientific progression it has produced and its unparalleled contributions to the benefit of all humanity; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That we hereby extol the excellence of accomplishments of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center and the remarkable, technical, scientific, and economic contributions made to the State of Alabama and the United States of America. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be provided to Center Director Todd May in recognition of the distinguished scientists, engineers, technicians, management, and support personnel at Marshall Space Flight Center, all of whom have achieved distinction beyond measure.