Cornyn Comments on Final Shuttle Landing
by John Cornyn on July 21, 2011 at 8:29 AM
Today, I issued this statement after the landing of Atlantis, marking the final mission of the U.S. shuttle program.
Today’s final shuttle landing is a bittersweet milestone for human spaceflight. Texans should take pride in three decades’ worth of accomplishments in the space program and the fine work of the men and women of the Johnson Space Center community in Houston.
I will continue to work with my Texas colleagues to ensure our state and nation remain at the forefront of human spaceflight. Continuing to lead the way will help the U.S. keep our competitive edge, and stand as a source of pride and inspiration for generations of Americans, and especially Texans.