AIA Congratulates SpaceX on Successful Falcon Heavy Launch and Recovery
February 6, 2018
Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates SpaceX, its aerospace industry suppliers and all those who supported the Falcon Heavy program for today’s successful launch and the recovery of its booster rockets.
“Today’s launch, particularly the simultaneous booster recovery, was incredible,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “Millions of people around the world witnessed the awesome opportunities our industry has to offer, and will inspire students to take STEM classes, pursue careers in aerospace, and have their dreams limited only by their imagination.”
The ultimate success of projects like the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle will pave the way for future space exploration, pushing humanity further into the cosmos. Today’s achievement demonstrates American leadership in innovation and ingenuity and is a significant milestone in our reach for the stars.