Virginia Legislature Commends STS-1

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed House Joint Resolution 560 commending NASA for 30 years of scientific and technological excellence resulting from flying the Space Shuttle and for continuing to power us into the 21st century, which will preserve United States leadership in space exploration, states the resolution offered by six members of the 100 member House. The measure now goes to the 40-member Virginia Senate which is expected to pass the measure this week.

The Virginia General Assembly commending resolution references the upcoming utiltization of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. for re-supply of the International Space Station beginning late this year. The resolution notes that the spaceport well positioned to be a leader in the space industry to develop future space vehicles and provide commercial space launch services that will create new jobs and inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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