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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Rep. Maxine Waters Applauds SpaceX for Successful Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

March 1, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Maxine Waters Applauds SpaceX for Successful Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

Rep. Maxine Waters Applauds SpaceX for Successful Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, congratulated Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the world's fastest growing launch services provider, on the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy Rocket. SpaceX is headquartered in the 43rd Congressional District in the City of Hawthorne. Her remarks, which were delivered on the U.S. House Floor and submitted for the official record of 115th Congress on February 7, are as follows:  

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one-minute.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the extraordinary achievement of Elon Musk and SpaceX for the spectacular and historic launch of its giant Falcon Heavy rocket – now, the world’s most powerful operational rocket –from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  Besides the launch itself, which carried Mr. Musk’s personal Tesla roadster into space, SpaceX also achieved a second amazing feat by guiding two of the Falcon Heavy’s rocket boosters back to Earth for an upright landing.  This rocket launch has paved the way for faster, cheaper launches of satellites and cargo into space.

As the representative of California’s 43rd Congressional District, this milestone is especially meaningful to me. SpaceX is headquartered in my district in the City of Hawthorne and employs thousands of talented men and women in our community.

I congratulate Elon Musk and SpaceX for continuing the great tradition of achievement by aerospace companies in the South Bay.

To view a video of her remarks, click here.

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