WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) issued the following statement congratulating Dr. Ellen Stofan on being named Director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Chairman Harper said:

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Ellen Stofan as the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. With her extensive knowledge in geological sciences and experience as chief scientist at NASA, she is an extremely qualified choice for this position. I am confident she will benefit the National Air and Space Museum tremendously throughout her tenure as director, and I congratulate her on this historic appointment.”

For more information on Dr. Stofan, please see the Smithsonian’s press release here: https://airandspace.si.edu/newsroom/press-releases/ellen-stofan-former-chief-scientist-nasa-named-head-national-air-and-space.