Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Congratulating Iowan, Astronaut Raja Chari
Friday, December 11, 2020
This week, NASA announced that Raja Chari, from Cedar Falls, Iowa has been selected for a team of astronauts that will go to the moon as part of the Artemis mission. 
The Artemis Mission will land astronauts on the moon in 2024, with the goal of establishing a long-term presence.
Raja Chari will be part of this effort that will ensure America’s continued leadership and preeminence in space.
I congratulate Raja on his accomplishment and wish him and all of the astronauts that are part of this mission success.