Press Release

Hall Statement on Successful SpaceX Test Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2012
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Washington D.C. – Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX) released the following statement, after the SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and splashed down into the Pacific Ocean this morning.

“I would like to again congratulate SpaceX on the completion of its first test mission to dock with the International Space Station (ISS). The NASA and SpaceX teams successfully accomplished a series of difficult maneuvers and docked with the ISS over Memorial Day weekend to deliver over one thousand pounds of non-critical cargo.

“This historic test mission is the first time a commercial company has attempted to deliver supplies to ISS, and the space community should be very pleased with the results. This was a complex mission and represents an important milestone for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program that will hopefully result in a reliable capability to deliver supplies to our space station.”

SpaceRef staff editor.