Washington, Jul 26 - Congressman Bobby Jindal (LA-01) issued this statement on the launch of Discovery at Cape Canaveral, FL today.
"I am very excited to see our Space program back on track," Jindal said. "Although we will never forget the tragic events of the Columbia, we can best honor the brave men and women aboard that flight by continuing to explore our universe. To the scientists, technicians, and crew that have worked so diligently on ensuring the safety and continuation of our Space program -- This is your day. Enjoy watching the fruits of your labor as the rest of the world looks on in awe."
"Also, I want to extend a thank you to the more than 3,500 workers at New Orleans' Lockheed Martin Michoud Space Assembly Facility that have been focused building the boosters for the Space Shuttle Discovery. They are an instrumental part of today's launch, as well as our nation's future space plans. I am confident we will continue to see the Space Assembly Facility play a strategic role in our country's military and aeronautic future."