August 6, 2011
Ms. Suzanne E. Hilding (left), Assistant Deputy Administrator, Internal Operations Integration, and Ms. Lynn Cline, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight, review the CAIB Columbia Accident Report. Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Harold Gehman (not pictured), Chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), earlier presented the results of the panel's investigation to NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (not pictured). 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, Harold W. Gehman Jr., Linda Ham, Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Space Shuttle Columbia, Sean O'Keefe, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, NASA, Business Finance