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NASA Administrator Congratulates ISS Crew on SpaceX Milestone
5.25.2012
 
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulates Expedition 31 crew members aboard the International Space Station following their successful grappling and berthing to the orbiting laboratory of SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule on May 25, 2012. Dragon is the first commercial spacecraft to travel to the ISS.

 

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Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator


 “I would just like to take a moment to congratulate all of you on a superb effort today. I think you know it but you made history today and it firmly locked us into place. It locked the future direction of American space program in place. The first private spacecraft ever launched and sent to the space station is now a visiting vehicle and it wouldn’t have been possible without every single one of you on this team.” 
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Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut

“Charlie, Thanks for those words. We’re smiling ear to ear and we’re really grateful to be given the opportunity to be part of this day.”
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