FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2011
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space USA would like to express the relief of many of our members to hear on Saturday, January 8 that Representative Gabrielle Giffords had survived an attempt on her life in Tucson, Arizona. In recent weeks we have been excited to hear the enormous progress she has made on the road to recovery from her injuries. We would like to wish the best to her and her family as they recover from this tragedy in coming weeks and months.
We would also like to express our continued appreciation for the support and contributions that both Representative Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly made to the 2009 SEDS-USA SpaceVision conference in Tucson. We appreciate Representative Giffords’ long and continuing support of spaceflight in America on the United States House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Many members of the space community, including members of SEDS-USA, have been deeply worried about Giffords and the others who were killed and injured in Arizona since 10 a.m. on that fateful Saturday.
We hope that Representative Giffords will eventually be able to return and continue her work for this country in congress. It is the hope of the SEDS-USA board and membership that students and citizens around the country join us in our continued support of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her mission of encouraging space exploration.
May she make a full and speedy recovery.
Media Contact: Richard Hanton
Phone: (651) 747-5864
The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is the world’s only independent, fully student-run, pro-space nonprofit organization. Founded in 1980 by students frustrated with the stagnation of NASA after Apollo, SEDS has inspired tens of thousands of students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology. SEDS supports a network of over 25 student chapters across the United States, hosts the largest student run space conference in the world, provides students opportunities to develop their leadership skills and professional networks, and inspires others through their involvement in space-related projects. Alumni can be found throughout the space industry in both traditional and “New Space” companies. For more information visit: http://www.seds.org