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House thanks NASA Michoud employees

By a voice vote, the House passed Monday H.Res 892, a resolution that thanks those employees of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans who “risked their lives in dedication to the space program and faced down one of the greatest natural disasters in this Nation’s history” by staying behind at the factory during Hurricane Katrina last August. The text of the resolution names all 38 members of the ride-out team who prevented more serious damage to the shuttle external tank facility. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Charlie Melancon of Louisiana and cosponsored by the chairs and ranking members of both the full House Science Committee and its space subcommittee; statements in support of the resolution from Reps. Sherwood Boehlert and Ken Calvert are included in a Science Committee press release, while comments by Melancon and Bart Gordon are in a separate Science Committee Democrats release.

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