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


Congress criticizes NASA on shuttle safety
Posted: Mon, Apr 22, 2002, 7:54 AM ET (1154 GMT)
NASA Members of Congress expressed their concern about the long-term safety of the space shuttle fleet during a hearing Thursday. NASA officials told members of the House Science Committee's space subcommittee that safety is their top priority, but Richard Blomberg, head of NASA's independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, expressed strong concern about the future safety of the shuttle program. "I have never been as concerned for space shuttle safety as I am right now," Blomberg told Congressmen during the hearing. While there are no immediate safety concerns, Blomberg and Congress were concerned about the need to fund long-term safety upgrades to the shuttle fleet, which will fly through at least 2012 and perhaps until 2020, depending on when a second-generation shuttle fleet can enter service. Like members of a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee earlier in the week, some members expressed concern about NASA's vision, or lack thereof, during the hearing.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Thursday, November 16
Delta II rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB rescheduled for early Saturday morning
KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, CA — 12:03 am ET (0503 GMT)
Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit scores Department of Defense deal
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram — 12:02 am ET (0502 GMT)


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