Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

OLSON APPLAUDS FALCON 9 SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH

May 22, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DC- Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today issued the following statement in support of SpaceX and NASA's successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, which lifted off this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida:

"Congratulations to the NASA/SpaceX Team on a successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule.  Whether it's a commercial or government led mission, spaceflight is incredibly challenging and risky. This is an important moment in the next generation of the US space program.  America will follow this mission closely. There are several critical and challenging mission objectives to complete and I look forward to a successful mission concluding with splashdown on May 31."

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