H.Res. 411: Supporting the goals and ideals of the Intermediate Space Challenge in Mojave, California

H.Res. 411

Supporting the goals and ideals of the Intermediate Space Challenge in Mojave, California

Date
June 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 411 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on May 6, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 411 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Supports the goals and ideals of the Intermediate Space Challenge;
  • "Commends the volunteers who run the Intermediate Space Challenge and the Mojave Air and Space Port for opening its facility to the young leaders of the future in the science and engineering fields; and
  • "Encourages teachers and school administrators across the country to implement similar programs to stimulate students and infuse them with a love of engineering, mathematics, and science."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the Intermediate Space Challenge in Mojave, California, is a program designed to capture the imagination of youths regarding outer space, and introduce, instill, and energize youths' interest in the engineering, mathematics, and science career fields. The Intermediate Space Challenge enables students to work together in a team environment to choose a team name, create team banners, craft an essay, and develop and use their math and science skills to construct and launch a small rocket under appropriate supervision; and the program judges student rocket teams on banner designs, essays, and rocket construction and performance.