May 16, 2022

Manchin Hosts NASA Deputy Administrator Melroy in Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) hosted NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy in Fairmont, West Virginia. Senator Manchin and Deputy Administrator Melroy visited the WVSSAC Robotics State Championship, Watson Elementary School and the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility.

“West Virginia has a rich history of contributing to achievements in space, from the important work of ‘Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson and ‘Rocket Boys’ Homer Hickam to the many West Virginians working at NASA today,” said Senator Manchin. “Today’s visit highlighted that rich history, and I was honored to host NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy in Fairmont to see all that our great state has to offer. I look forward to continuing to grow the Mountain State’s strong relationship with NASA in the years to come.”

“West Virginia plays a crucial role to ensure NASA remains a world leader in space while investing in the next generation of NASA’s workforce,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. “From our elementary schools to students in robotics competitions, this generation – the Artemis Generation – will be tomorrow’s innovators and pioneers. Thank you to the members of the West Virginia congressional delegation, Fairmont State University, Watson Elementary, and NASA’s IV&V facility for having us!”

To view photos of the visit, please click here.