S.RES.24: A resolution commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor John Cornyn, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 25 (12 Democrats, 13 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Remembers the 7 astronauts who tragically lost their lives aboard the space shuttle Columbia upon its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere 10 years ago on February 1, 2003.

Expresses condolences to their families and friends.

Commends those who have honored the memory of the space shuttle Columbia over the past decade.

Reaffirms the nation's commitment to provide the leadership and resources necessary to ensure robust and safe human space flight capability in low-Earth orbit and beyond in the 21st century, making certain that the sacrifice of those heroes shall not have been in vain.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S448; text as passed Senate: CR S445-446)