August 6, 2011
Mr. Glenn Mahone, Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs (left) and Mr. Paul G Pastorek, General Counsel, review the CAIB's Columbia Accident report. Chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), retired U.S. Navy Admiral Harold Gehman earlier presented the results of the panel's investigation to NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. The CAIB completed the report late last week after spending nearly seven months investigating the technical facts of the Feb. 1 accident and interviewing hundreds of NASA engineers and other agency employees. Administrator O'Keefe has pledged to return the Space Shuttle to safe flight when the agency demonstrates it's 'fit to fly.'
Topics: Disaster Accident, Space accidents and incidents, Space Shuttle program, United States, Business Finance, Harold W. Gehman Jr., Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Space Shuttle Columbia, Sean O'Keefe, NASA