Press Release

NASA Appropriator Hails New Venture Into Space

By SpaceRef Editor
May 22, 2012
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NASA Appropriator Hails New Venture Into Space

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, which includes NASA, released the following statement regarding the launch of the unmanned Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) rocket.

“The successful launch of today’s test flight of SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS) marks the beginning of an exciting new era in space travel. Endeavors like this will make it possible for the private industry to venture into outer space and capitalize on the associated economic growth.

“Make no mistake. The United States belongs in space, we need to be in space, and this mix of American innovation, private enterprise and government support will assure that we remain world leaders. Today’s launch is not just a single venture into space but a change in the trajectory of how we think of space exploration.”

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

SpaceRef staff editor.