NASA Administrator Thanks Congress for 2010 Authorization Act Support

WASHINGTON -- The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding Wednesday's action by the House of Representatives on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010.

"We thank the Congress for their thoughtful deliberations about NASA's future over the past months. Both the House and the Senate provided insight, ideas and direction that were truly exemplary of the democratic process. It is clear that our space program inspires passion and dedication across party lines, and for that we are truly thankful.

"This important vote today in the House of Representatives on a
comprehensive NASA authorization charts a vital new future for the
course of human space exploration. We are grateful that the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
received strong support in the House after its clearance in the
Senate, and can now be sent on to the President for his signature.

"The President has laid out an ambitious new plan for NASA that
pioneers new frontiers of innovation and discovery. The plan invests
more in NASA; extends the life of the International Space Station;
launches a commercial space transportation industry; fosters the
development of path-breaking technologies; and helps create thousands
of new jobs. Passage of this bill represents an important step
forward towards helping us achieve the key goals set by the President.

"This important change in direction will not only help us chart a new
path in space, but can help us retool for the industries and jobs of
the future that will be vital for long term economic growth.

"NASA appreciates all of the hard work and effort that has gone into
advancing this legislation."

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