Scott, Forbes, Wittman & Rigell Applaud Award of Contract for New Lab at NASA Langley

December 2, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), Randy Forbes (VA-04), Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Scott Rigell (VA-02) issued the following joint statement applauding today’s announcement by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that it has awarded a $95.6 million contract to W.M. Jordan Co. of Newport News to construct the Measurement Systems Laboratory (MSL) at NASA Langley Research Center:

“Today’s announcement by the General Services Administration is great news for NASA Langley and science research in Hampton Roads,” said Rep.Scott. “This project, part of NASA Langley’s 20-year revitalization plan, will expand NASA Langley’s research capabilities while saving millions of dollars in annual maintenance. As NASA Langley celebrates its 100th Anniversary next year, we look forward to continuing to work with NASA, the Virginia aerospace community, and our colleagues in Congress to ensure that NASA Langley is able to continue to implement its 20-year plan and remains an integral part of accomplishing NASA’s missions.” 

Rep J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) said “NASA is doing cutting-edge work and much of it is happening right here in Virginia. This contract award is part of what will enable NASA to make exciting new breakthroughs and reach new horizons – and is a sign of the bright days ahead for NASA Langley. I am proud of the bipartisan support from the Hampton Roads congressional delegation to support and advance the critical research being done there every day.”   

“NASA Langley is such an incredible Virginia and national asset. Construction of the MSL is a key component of NASA Langley Research Center’s long-term revitalization plan, setting course for 21st Century space and aeronautics innovation,” said Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01)

"NASA Langley has always meant a lot to me and my family," Rep.Rigell said. "I am proud that, through the bipartisan work of the delegation and others, the Research Center will be able to continue to inspire many people with the construction of the MSL, which is crucial to a path forward to innovation."



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