Statement on Launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Karen Bass made the following statement after the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket by the California-based company, SpaceX, which partnered with NASA for this mission on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
“I’d like to congratulate SpaceX on their successful launch mission, which set a positive precedent for the future of further exploration in space by the United States. When I visited SpaceX in March, I was impressed by how the organization collaborated with NASA to create such innovative work. As the U.S. develops new strategies and partnerships for travel into space, I am pleased that SpaceX will play an integral role in ushering the U.S. into the next frontier.”