Press Release

Congresswoman Kosmas’ Statement on the Nomination of General Charles Bolden as New NASA Administrator

By SpaceRef Editor
May 23, 2009
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Today, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas issued the following statement on the announcement that President Obama intends to nominate General Charles Bolden as the new NASA Administrator:

“The nomination of General Bolden to lead NASA is a positive sign for the future of our human spaceflight program. General Bolden’s background has given him the relevant management and technical experience to address the great challenges facing NASA today.

“Thousands of jobs at Kennedy Space Center and across Central Florida are at risk due to the impending spaceflight gap. Without direct access to the International Space Station, we will be forced to rely on the Russian Soyuz, sending billions of taxpayer dollars overseas and risking our national security interests.

“These challenges will have a lasting impact on our economy and our standing as the world leader in space, science, and technology. I look forward to working with our new NASA administrator to ensure a robust human spaceflight program and to minimize the gap in order to protect jobs and support America’s strategic interests. General Bolden is eminently qualified to accomplish this important mission.”

SpaceRef staff editor.