NASA ADMINISTRATOR CHARLES BOLDEN ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR TED STEVENS AND MONDAY’S PLANE CRASH IN ALASKA

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
By George Hatcher

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following
statement Tuesday about the plane crash in Alaska that killed former
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and injured former NASA Administrator Sean
O’Keefe and his son, Kevin:

“We at NASA are deeply saddened by today’s news that former U.S. Sen.
Ted Stevens and others were killed in a plane crash in Alaska that
also injured former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and his son,
Kevin. As a long-time supporter of NASA, Sen. Stevens made lasting
contributions to our agency and our country. We at NASA mourn his
loss and send our deepest condolences to his family, as well as the
families and friends of all who perished in the accident. We also
send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sean, Kevin, and other
survivors of the crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and
their families.”

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