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Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Bill Nelson as NASA administrator:

“AIA congratulates NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, who has demonstrated a continued commitment to the progress of U.S aerospace priorities, on his formal confirmation today. His experience as a U.S. senator and as a NASA astronaut makes him a fitting leader for the agency. We look forward to working with Administrator Nelson to support the entire NASA mission, from developing the next generation of aeronautics technology, to better understanding our planet, to landing the next American on the Moon and the first on Mars.”

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