Bolden Praises ESA Commitment to Space Station Extension

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) decision to continue its operations aboard the International Space Station:

“I’m excited all the International Space Station partners have now joined us in committing to operation of this invaluable resource through at least 2024.

“The European Space Agency contributions to station are essential, and we look forward to continuing to work with ESA, the Canadian Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Roscosmos for extended operations, and to collaborating with other nations to push the boundaries of human exploration, and extend our reach farther into the solar system as part of the ongoing Journey to Mars.”

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  • therealdmt

    “Blah, blah, blah Journey to Mars”, repeated Bolden.

    I imagine he announces (to the empty passenger seats) “I eat this croissan’wich as a further step on our ongoing Journey to Mars” when he hits the drive thru on his way to work in the morning 😉