NASA awards public service medal to former US Congressman from Texas

NASA has announced it has honored former John Culberson, former Texas US representative with an agency Distinguished Public Service Medal, the agency said.

Culberson served in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2019 representing Texas´ seventh congressional district in west Houston. He served 16 years on the House Appropriations Committee and four years as Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which funds NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other science agencies.

NASA´s Distinguished Public Service Medal is awarded to individuals not employed by the US government for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions on NASA projects, programs, or initiatives.