Sending Office: Honorable Stephen Knight
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Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join us in support of NASA’s Hypersonics Technology Project by signing onto a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies requesting $60 million for the program.

Hypersonics technologies and weapons, which travel five or more times faster than the speed of sound, are the focus of one of the most contested technology races in the world. This year, Defense Undersecretary for Defense and Research and Engineering Michael
Griffin called hypersonic systems the military’s highest technical priority. Unfortunately, the United States is not in the lead in this race, and the risks to national security are incalculable.

While NASA is a civilian agency, it has a statutory relationship with the Defense Department (DOD) in which its unique expertise and testing capabilities are leveraged for the development of technologies of mutual interest. NASA has supported DOD’s hypersonics
research from the earliest test projects and continues to underpin the Department’s research effort with its specialized facilities and flight science and testing experts. As the race to achieve hypersonic capabilities escalates, NASA must have sufficient
resources to keep up with DOD’s needs.

The deadline to sign the letter is COB Thursday, March 15, 2018.  We also ask that you submit the letter as part of your individual requests into the electronic submission system at as well.  

If you would like to sign on or you have any questions, please contact Adam Brooks in Rep. Knight’s office (, x51236) or Allen Jones in Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott office.



Steve Knight                                                                            Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
Member of Congress                                                               Member of Congress