NASA: Keeping Innovation and Jobs in the U.S.
On Wednesday, NASA unveiled the concept for a new " Space Launch System," designed to be the next generation of heavy-lift, long-distance spaceflight. It is designed to replace the space shuttle in carrying astronauts and equipment into low-earth orbit, but has the capability to travel beyond earth as well. Perhaps most importantly, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden explains that the "launch system will create good-paying American jobs, ensure continued U.S. leadership in space, and inspire millions around the world.”
From its very beginning, NASA supported American innovation and manufacturing jobs. From the Redstone and Atlas rockets of Projects Mercury and Gemini to the mighty Saturn V, American rockets were made in the United States by American companies and American workers. The Space Shuttle and all the related components were also Made in America, and it’s great to see that NASA is continuing their proud tradition of supporting American jobs and innovation.
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