Hoyer Remarks at Goddard Space Flight Center During James Webb Space Telescope Color Images Reveal Event

GREENBELT, MD – This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center during an event on the release of the first full-color images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Congressman Hoyer has worked hard to ensure that the JWST project was supported by Congress, and that the engineers and scientists who worked tirelessly on the project could achieve their goals. Below is a transcript of his remarks:  

“Thank you very much, Michelle. It’s good to be here with Astronaut [Bill] Nelson. [Laughter]

“So sorry you’re sick, Andrew, [laughter]. All of us had thought Hubble was at risk, Goddard was at risk, Webb was at risk. This day, this day gives a new meaning to ‘as far as the eye can see.’

“The vision of the world is greater today than it was yesterday, at it will redound to the benefit of all the peoples of this earth. What a wonderful day. I want all of you who’ve worked on this project to stand up. Stand up. America thanks you, and the world community thanks you. [Applause]

“Our time is short, let me yield to the senior Senator from Maryland, my dear friend Ben Cardin who has fought so hard – along with [former Senator] Barbara Mikulski – to make this day happen.”

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