H.Res. 1421: Recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission and the heroic actions of both the crew and those working at mission control in Houston, Texas, for bringing the three astronauts, Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert, home to Earth safely

H.Res. 1421

Recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission and the heroic actions of both the crew and those working at mission control in Houston, Texas, for bringing the three astronauts, Fred Haise, Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert, home to Earth safely

Sponsor
Rep. Ted Poe

Date
September 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1421 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on May 28, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1421 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Recognizes the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission;
  • “Recognizes the bravery and heroism of the astronauts of the Apollo 13 mission, as well as the men and women in mission control;
  • “Reaffirms its support of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and human space flight; and
  • “Recognizes the tremendous advances to science and technology in the United States that were spurned by the Apollo space program.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 was launched with an intended destination of Fra Mauro highlands on the Moon.