Christopher M. Hearsey

Democratic Candidate
Maryland's 6th Congressional District

Maryland Leadership in the Coming Commercial Space Age

Those who came before us made certain that our country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first waves of exploration. In partnership with government, American industry is rapidly developing the tools and technology needed to compete deep into the 21st Century.

In recent years, we have witnessed some extraordinary developments in the history of spaceflight. From the development of reusable rockets to the emergence of a thriving commercial market for space launch and space-based services. Across the nation space businesses are leading the way- bringing together the talent, technology and capital for a new space industrial renaissance that will benefit all of us here on Earth.

The key to generating hundreds of billions of dollars in new economic activity derived from space-based products and services is to send forward thinking leaders to Washington who understand the potential of these revolutionary technologies. Maryland has a long history of reaping the benefits from the aerospace industry and should not be left behind in the coming technological revolution. In Congress, I will work to ensure that western Marylanders take full advantage of the opportunities that new aerospace jobs and businesses will offer in the coming wave of aerospace industrialization.