The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Executive Director Dan Dumbacher made the following statement:


“On behalf of the 30,000 professional and student members of AIAA, we congratulate NASA and the SpaceX team on today’s successful launch of the International Space Station (ISS) commercial resupply services mission, CRS-24. We recognize the countless aerospace industry professionals who were involved in making this mission a success and helping shape the future of aerospace.


This 24th commercial resupply services mission carries numerous exciting science experiments exploring human health and technology development in the orbiting laboratory. We applaud the efforts to expand access to on-orbit research for entrepreneurs and companies from non-traditional industries. These innovators are working to improve life on Earth and accelerate our off-world future. We look forward to following their progress.”


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