|By PR Newswire||
|December 18, 2013 03:54 PM EST||
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement regarding NASA's selection by the Partnership for Public Service as the Best Place to Work in Government:
"NASA's selection as the Best Place to Work in Government for the second year in a row is a testament to the excellence of our workforce and their determination to maintain America's leadership in space exploration.
"In a year of budget uncertainty and a government shutdown, NASA employees never missed a beat. In the tradition of the 'can do' spirit that has enabled us for more than 50 years to turn science fiction into science fact, they have consistently rolled up their sleeves and worked hard at achieving our major goals which include leading the expansion of a domestic commercial space industry for low-Earth orbit transportation, and developing a heavy lift launch capability to take humans farther than they have ever explored – to an asteroid in the next decade and to Mars by the 2030s.
"Our employees are also focused on continuing our ambitious programs of aeronautics modernization, technological innovation and scientific and planetary exploration to achieve new breakthroughs in space and to bring critical benefits to Earth.
"I am honored and proud to lead such a dedicated team of employees. They are what make NASA the Best Place to Work in Government."
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