Lawmakers tweet end of the space era

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynJudiciary Dems seek hearing on voting rights First US Zika death reported in Puerto Rico Senate confirms Obama's long-stalled ambassador to Mexico MORE (R-Texas) tweeted: "Bittersweet moment: Last Space Shuttle Lands in Florida, Ending 30-Year NASA Program [5:57 a.m. ET]"

Cornyn also noted, "Texans should take pride in three decades' worth of accomplishments in the space program."

Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonFCC box plan raises alarms among House Judiciary leaders Three more Republican senators to meet with Supreme Court nominee This week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline MORE (D-Fla.), a former astronaut, tweeted: "Welcome home #Atlantis. Though we’ll not again explore on a shuttle’s wings, we won’t stop reaching as long as there are stars." Nelson watched the final landing early this morning on TV at home in Virginia, according to his office.

Rep. Tim ScottTim ScottCBS News lands Sanders as WHCA dinner guest Department of labor overtime rule is a roadblock to a bright career path Pop superstar Prince dies in Minnesota home MORE (R-S.C.) tweeted: "Glad space shuttle Atlantis has landed safely at Kennedy Space Ctr. 30 yrs of service to our nation and the planet."

Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) tweeted: "This morning marked the landing of the space shuttle Atlantis and the end to our nation’s last space shuttle mission."

Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) tweeted: "Welcome home Atlantis! A perfect landing is a fitting end to the historic shuttle program."

Other members of Congress, including Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiAcela primaries: Winners, losers Failed Md. gubernatorial candidate wins primary for Donna Edwards seat Candidate who spent M loses Md. House race MORE (D-Md.) and Reps. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) also noted the "end of an era" in their tweets.

Sen. Mark UdallMark UdallEnergy issues roil race for Senate Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium Two vulnerable senators lack challengers for 2016 MORE (D-Colo.) was more optimistic about his state's role in America's future in space:

Udall tweeted: "Final #NASA shuttle mission landed this morning, but #CO is well positioned to lead future space exploration."

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