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Aderholt Congratulates Russellville Rocket Team

June 19, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the Russellville Rocket Team winning the annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Paris Air Show.



“I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of this remarkable group of young people from Russellville.  I had the honor to meet with them in Washington right before they won the Team America Rocketry Challenge.   I could tell from talking with them and hearing about the rockets they were building that this group was destined for great things.


“From the Wright Brothers’ flying school in Montgomery to Dr. Warner Von Braun and his rocket team in Huntsville, these young men and women from Russellville are continuing the tradition of Alabama’s rich and storied history in aviation.   And what a great honor it is to know they are from Alabama’s 4th Congressional District.


“I am looking forward to seeing the students again once they have made their way home.  I know that everyone in the 4th District and across our state join me in congratulating the Russellville 7 on winning this prestigious international event.”


In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

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