Rep. Fattah: NASA's Mercury Orbiter is Another Success for Innovation and Technology

Mar 18, 2011, 15:47 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, issues the following statement upon NASA's success with its Mercury Orbiter:

"NASA continues to amaze with its ability to thread needles in space. Congratulations to the scientists and technicians who precisely maneuvered the Messenger spacecraft into orbit around Mercury – after 4.9 billion miles and six and a half years en route. Every NASA success is an achievement that points to future innovation and technological advance."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah