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Knight, Bridenstine Attend Roundtable at Mojave Air & Space Port

Congressman and NASA Administrator discuss American leadership in science and tech

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Edwards, CA, August 28, 2018 | Chris Jusuf (202-225-1956) | comments

On August, 28, 2018, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) attended a roundtable hosted by Mojave Air & Space Port to discuss the future of American aeronautics and space development. Attendees included Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, Stratolaunch, Scaled Composites, Masten Space Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Boeing.

"When America leads in science and tech development, all of mankind becomes closer and we share in a greater understanding of our world and beyond,said Rep. Knight "Here at NASA Armstrong, Mojave Air & Space Port, and throughout Southern California, we are proud to continue to develop, test, and push out the newest products that will lead us into the future and inspire people all over the world. Today's event brought together many of the leaders in this effort and I had a great time discussing the future of this sector as well as what policies should be implemented to get us there. NASA is in good hands under the leadership of Administrator Bridenstine and I look forward to continue working with him on this issue."

"As a Naval aviator, I was impressed by the invaluable work being performed by the men and women at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and Mojave Air and Space Port,said NASA Administrator Bridenstine "They are leading the world in some of the most advanced aeronautics flight research programs like the X-57, the X-59, and emerging commercial capabilities in the Flight Opportunities Program. I'd like to thank everyone for coming here to collaborate on our conversation to ensure NASA sustains its leadership and excellence in aeronautics, science, research, and discovery. We thank Representative Knight for being a tireless advocate for NASA's aeronautics flight research mission."

Representative Knight is a member of the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee. He also founded and serves as Co-Chair of the House NASA Caucus.

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