Press Release

Gordon, Udall Commend Fast Action on NASA Administrator Confirmation

By SpaceRef Editor
April 14, 2005
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(Washington, DC)  Last evening, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Dr. Michael Griffin to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

House Science Committee Ranking Member Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO) today welcomed Dr. Griffin and look forward to his presence before the Committee in the near future.

“Fast action by the U.S. Senate to confirm Dr. Griffin is a testament to his exemplary qualifications,” stated Rep. Gordon.  “NASA is facing important challenges in the months and years ahead, and I look forward to working with Dr. Griffin to ensure that our nation remains preeminent in space and aeronautics.”

“I am pleased that the Senate has speedily confirmed Dr. Griffin as the NASA Administrator,” echoed Rep. Udall.  “I am heartened by his confirmation hearing testimony in which he made it clear that he sees NASA as an agency that has important missions in science and aeronautics as well as in human space exploration.  I also am encouraged by his willingness to revisit the Hubble servicing issue.  I look forward to working with him.”

SpaceRef staff editor.