Cheyenne High School Seniors Tour NASA Facility

Jun 17, 2009

Washington, DC – While visiting Florida for their senior trip, students of Cheyenne High School were able to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at their Cape Kennedy facilities.  There, they participated in a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the facility including the shuttle launch pad.  Congressman Frank Lucas, being one of the parents on the trip, was also able to attend the tour. 

“As a member of the House Science Committee’s Space Subcommittee, I was thrilled to participate in this rare tour,” stated Lucas.  “It was very educational and I think the seniors enjoyed it.”

The students were also able to tour the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the third largest building the world, and see the next generation launch vehicle, the Ares 1-x.  In addition, they were able to walk underneath a shuttle while touring the Orbiter Processing Facility, giving them a very close-up view of the shuttle.

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of the students,” stated Lucas.  “While we were walking under the shuttle, you could see how amazing this huge machine really is.  It was remarkable.”

Congressman Lucas began serving on the House Science Committee during the 106th Congress.

# # #

Recent Posts

Jun 3, 2024

Lucas Statement on Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture completed its markup of the next Farm Bill: “I applaud Chairman Thompson for completing the gargantuan task of passing this Farm Bill out of Committee. As a former Chairman of the House Ag Committee, I know firsthand just how […]

May 16, 2024

Lucas: Basel Endgame Will Penalize Central Clearing

Washington, D.C. –  At today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) questioned FDIC Chair Gruenberg and Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Barr on the consequences of the Basel Endgame proposal. Specifically, Congressman Lucas brought to attention his concern that the Basel requirements will constrain the capacity of banks to offer central clearing. He has previously pressed this […]

May 14, 2024

Lucas Advocates for FAA Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) spoke on the Floor in support of the Senate’s amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which the House will be voting on tomorrow. The bill includes Rep. Lucas’s language for the FAA to submit a plan to Congress to improve air traffic controller training and set the air traffic […]