Dr. Boozman's Check-up

Final Liftoff

Jul 08 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Kennedy Space Center this morning. This marks the end of 30-years of Space Shuttle missions.

As Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space I had the opportunity to visit Kennedy Space Center in April for the planned launch of Space Shuttle Endeavor. During the tour of NASA facilities we saw the work being done preparing Atlantis for its final launch.

We are proud of everyone who contributed to the successful program and we are working to maintain our position as a leader in the space exploration. You can read my thoughts about the future of America’s space program in an op/ed posted on The Hill’s website.