John P. Holdren on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft docking with the International Space Station

Statement By John P. Holdren, Assistant To the President for Science and Technology, On The Docking Of The Dragon Spacecraft With The International Space Station
Digital Journal
May 25, 2012
Quoted: John P. Holdren, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as assistant to the president for science and technology and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Topic: SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft docking with the International Space Station 

“For the first time, a private American company has successfully launched a spacecraft into orbit and berthed it with the International Space Station–an achievement of historic scientific and technological significance and a key milestone in President Obama’s vision for America’s continued leadership in space. …

I could not be prouder of our scientists and engineers–both government and private sector employees–who have contributed to this historic mission.   A passion for discovery and a sense for adventure have always driven this nation forward, and I join all Americans in watching what future possibilities are enabled by today’s great achievement.”                                   

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