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Rohrabacher: Aborted ISS mission highlights need for American spacecraft for American astronauts

Oct 11, 2018
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, issued the following statement regarding today’s aborted mission to the international space station due to the failure of one of the boosters on a Russian Soyuz MS-10 rocket:

“I have been noting problems with the Russian aerospace industrial base for many years. This launch failure and the recent problems with the drill hole in the spacecraft on the ISS raise my concerns to a new level. I am grateful that all on board are ok. This highlights the need for American spacecraft for American astronauts, while we still find areas of cooperation with the Russians, as well as other countries. It was foolish of us to underfund development of American systems for so long. I have great confidence in our aerospace companies to meet this challenge head-on. I look forward to seeing American astronauts launching on American rockets from American soil next year.”

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