The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the military have a long history of working together. In fact, many of our former and current astronauts have worn the military uniform.
Veterans Day Message from NASA and Space Station Crew
What follows is a message from Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock, an Army colonel, and Flight Engineer Scott Kelly, a Navy captain, paid tribute to U.S. servicemen and women around the world in a Veterans Day message Please visit the NASA site if you cannot see the video on our site):
From NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:
As we commemorate another Veterans Day, please join me in taking a moment to remember the contributions our men and women in the armed services have made to our safety and way of life, and the sacrifices they continue to make for all of us on a daily basis.
We also recognize our NASA colleagues who were members of the military and lost their lives in the cause of space exploration, and the many others with NASA connections who served their country. Our veterans deserve our gratitude for their service, and we look forward to the day when those serving abroad will return home safely.
As you take this day off work, please join me in saluting our veterans. Tell one how grateful you are for his or her service. Our NASA family always has had many dedicated men and women on loan from the armed services. We are thankful for the military training they have received, which has enhanced our missions. It is my hope the experience NASA has given them also has enriched their service and helped them build on our country’s achievements.
Have a safe and happy Veterans Day.
Thanks to all the men and women who have served in our armed forces.
Content from www.nasa.gov.