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AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey statement on passage of NASA authorization bill
September 30, 2010
AIA is extremely pleased that the House has passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, paving the way for the bill to become law with the president’s signature. Passage of this act is crucial to maintaining a robust U.S. human spaceflight program.
The uncertainty over NASA’s future has led to job losses in the private sector as contractors react to mixed signals on the direction programs will take. In many cases the loss of talent is irreversible as laid-off workers move into other, more stable fields. Enacting NASA’s authorization begins the process of putting our spaceflight endeavors on a stable course.
We strongly urge President Obama to sign the NASA Authorization Act of 2010 into law.