...the Atlas 5 ought to be interchangeable, and ought to be as usable for NASA projects as it is for Air Force projects.
said Gingrich on January 25 in Florida, presenting it is one of his bold ideas for NASA. NASA has been using Atlas V as a launcher since 2005, for payloads like Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, New Horizons, Juno and Mars Science Laboratory.
It seems a strange thing for a self-described space enthusiast not to know.
Also, he gets the story of the Langley Aerodrome wrong on several counts.