spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Report: NASA paid settlement to STS-107 families
Posted: Sun, Apr 15, 2007, 12:21 PM ET (1621 GMT)
STS-107 patch (NASA) NASA gave $26.6 million to the families of the astronauts killed on the STS-107 shuttle mission in 2003, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday. The settlement, made in 2004 but not revealed by the space agency until it released documents associated with the deal under a Freedom of Information Act request, was reached between NASA and the families through a mediation process led by former FBI director William Webster. The settlement was made to avoid lawsuits, and the settlement was not announced by NASA to protect the families' privacy, according to a NASA spokesperson. Few other details about the settlement were included in the documents obtained by the newspaper.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Thursday, October 19
Spacecom returns to SpaceX to launch 2 satellites
Globes Online — 5:39 am ET (0939 GMT)
Space: Marketing's Final Frontier
AdAge.com — 5:37 am ET (0937 GMT)
US and Luxembourg frame laws for new space race
Financial Times — 5:35 am ET (0935 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list