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I, ROGER WILLIAMS, Secretary of State of the State of Texas, DO

HEREBY CERTIFY that the attached is a true and correct copy of House

Concurrent Resolution Number 49, passed by the 79th Legislature, Regular

Session, 2005, as signed by the Governor on June 18, 2005, and filed in

this office on June 18, 2005.

Date issued: July 13, 2005

Roger Williams
Secretary of State

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


1 WHEREAS, The L e g i s l a t u r e o f t h e S t a t e o f Texas i s p l e a s e d t o

2 pay tribute t o N a t i o n a l A e r o n a u t i c s and Space A d m i n i s t r a t i o n


3 (NASA), whose intrepid explorations of space and important
4 s c i e n t i f i c d i s c o v e r i e s have i n s p i r e d and b e n e f i t e d t h e p e o p l e o f
5 our n a t i o n and s t a t e ; and
6 WHEREAS, The Space E x p l o r a t i o n V i s i o n h a s s e t a g o a l of
7 r e t u r n i n g t h e Space S h u t t l e t o f l i g h t , c o m p l e t i n g assembly o f t h e
8 International Space Station, developing the Crew Exploration
9 Vehicle, returning humans to the moon, and pursuing human
10 e x p l o r a t i o n o f Mars and t h e s o l a r system; and
11 WHEREAS, N A S A ' s landmark achievement i n p u t t i n g t h e f i r s t man
12 on t h e moon, a s t r o n a u t N e i l Armstrong, on J u l y 2 0 , 1969, c a p t u r e d
13 t h e i m a g i n a t i o n o f p e o p l e everywhere; and
14 WHEREAS, This major accomplishment ushered in new and
15 e x c i t i n g t e c h n o l o g i c a l advances t h a t have b e n e f i t e d our n a t i o n ' s
16 s e c u r i t y and c e l l u l a r communications; NASA h a s a l s o advanced our
17 h e a l t h c a r e system t h r o u g h t h e development of MRI and CAT s c a n
18 t e c h n o l o g y , f e t a l h e a r t m o n i t o r s , programmable h e a r t pacemakers,
19 and o t h e r i m p o r t a n t m e d i c a l d e v i c e s ; and
20 WHEREAS, Through e d u c a t i o n programs l i k e Texas Aerospace
21 S c h o l a r s , t h e NASA E x p l o r e r S c h o o l s , and t h e Network of Educator

22 A s t r o n a u t T e a c h e r s , NASA is n u r t u r i n g a new g e n e r a t i o n o f e x p l o r e r s
23 and s c i e n t i s t s who can c o n t r i b u t e t o our n a t i o n ' s e x c e l l e n c e ; and
24 WHZREAS, NASA p l a y s a v i t a l r o l e i n t h e economy o f t h e Lone

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1 Star State, by employing nearly 3,000 civil servants and
2 a p p r o x i m a t e l y 13,000 c o n t r a c t o r s a t t h e Johnson Space C e n t e r and by
3 awarding a l m o s t $4 b i l l i o n worth of NASA c o n t r a c t s a n n u a l l y ; small
4 b u s i n e s s e s a c r o s s Texas w i t h t e c h n i c a l c h a l l e n g e s have b e n e f i t e d
5 from t h e s u p p o r t of t h e a e r o s p a c e i n d u s t r y , NASA, and t h e S t a t e of
6 Texas' s u p p o r t of t h e Technology Outreach Program, r e s u l t i n g i n new
7 b u s i n e s s v e n t u r e s w i t h i n t h e s t a t e ; and
8 WHEREAS, The Space E x p l o r a t i o n V i s i o n h a s t h e p o t e n t i a l t o

9 further drive innovation, development, and advancement i n the


10 a e r o s p a c e and o t h e r h i g h t e c h n o l o g y i n d u s t r i e s a c r o s s t h e n a t i o n
11 and i n t h e S t a t e of Texas; and
12 WHEREAS, The e x t r a o r d i n a r y c o n t r i b u t i o n s of NASA t o s c i e n c e

13 and t e c h n o l o g y a r e t h e p r i d e o f our s t a t e , and t h e Space E x p l o r a t i o n


14 Vision is truly deserving of legislative recognition; now,
15 t h e r e f o r e , be i t
16 RESOLVED, That t h e 7 9 t h L e g i s l a t u r e o f t h e S t a t e o f T e x a s
17 h e r e b y r e s p e c t f u l l y u r g e a l l members of t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s Congress
18 t o f u l l y fund t h e N a t i o n a l A e r o n a u t i c s and Space A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
19 budget request i n s u p p o r t of t h e Space E x p l o r a t i o n V i s i o n , as
20 s u b m i t t e d t o t h e c o n g r e s s f o r f i s c a l y e a r 2006, t o e n a b l e t h e U n i t e d
21 S t a t e s , and t h e S t a t e o f Texas, t o remain l e a d e r s i n t h e e x p l o r a t i o n
22 and development of s p a c e ; and, be i t f u r t h e r
23 RESOLVED, That t h e Texas s e c r e t a r y o f s t a t e f o r w a r d o f f i c i a l

24 c o p i e s o f t h i s r e s o l u t i o n t o t h e a d m i n i s t r a t o r of t h e N a t i o n a l
25 A e r o n a u t i c s and Space A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , t o t h e p r e s i d e n t of the

26 U n i t e d S t a t e s , t o t h e s p e a k e r of t h e house of r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s and
27 t h e p r e s i d e n t o f t h e s e n a t e of t h e United S t a t e s Congress, and t o

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1 a l l members o f t h e Texas d e l e g a t i o n t o t h e c o n g r e s s w i t h t h e r e q u e s t
2 t h a t t h i s r e s o l u t i o n be o f f i c i a l l y e n t e r e d i n t h e C o n g r e s s i o n a l
3 Record as a memorial t o t h e Congress o f t h e United S t a t e s of
4 America.
Davis o f Harris
Taylor

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H.C.R. No. 49

P r e s i d e n t of t h e S e n a t e Speaker of t h e House

I c e r t i f y t h a t H.C.R. No. 49 w a s adopted by t h e House on May

9 , 2005, by a non-record v o t e .

I c e r t i f y t h a t H.C.R. N o . 49 w a s adopted by t h e S e n a t e on May

25, 2005, by a viva-voce v o t e .

APPROVED :

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