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

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Roger Williams Secretary of State

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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

pay

tribute

t o N a t i o n a l A e r o n a u t i c s and
intrepid explorations

Space A d m i n i s t r a t i o n space and important

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(NASA),

whose

of

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 our n a t i o n and s t a t e ; and
WHEREAS,

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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

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 International Vehicle, Space

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Station,
humans to

developing the

the and

Crew

Exploration human

returning

moon,

pursuing

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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
WHEREAS, N A S A ' s landmark achievement

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i n p u t t i n g t h e f i r s t man

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 t h e i m a g i n a t i o n o f p e o p l e everywhere; and
WHEREAS,

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This

major

accomplishment

ushered

in

new

and

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 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 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 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, 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
WHEREAS,

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Through e d u c a t i o n programs l i k e Texas Aerospace

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 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 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
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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Star

State,

by

employing

nearly

3,000

civil

servants

and

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 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 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 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 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 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
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

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further

drive

innovation,

development,

and advancement

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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 and i n t h e S t a t e of Texas; and
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

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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

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Vision

is

truly

deserving

of

legislative

recognition;

now,

t h e r e f o r e , be i t
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

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

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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
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

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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 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 and development of s p a c e ; and, be i t f u r t h e r
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

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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 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

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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 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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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 Record as a memorial t o t h e Congress o f America. Davis o f Harris Taylor t h e United S t a t e s of

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P r e s i d e n t of t h e S e n a t e
I c e r t i f y t h a t H.C.R.

Speaker of t h e House
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 :

Governor

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