Latest Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Stories

2014-01-15 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has released its 2013 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting issues and concerns to agency and government officials. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The report released Wednesday is based on the panel's 2013 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings;...

2013-01-10 10:10:50

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) has released its 2012 annual report. This report is based on the panel's 2012 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings; center visits and meetings; direct observations of NASA operations and decision-making; discussions with NASA management, employees, and contractors; and the panel members' past experiences. The report highlights issues that could have an impact on safety. Congress established the panel in 1968 after the Apollo 1 fire to...

2012-01-26 06:44:11

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2011 annual report. The ASAP holds quarterly fact-finding and public meetings and visits NASA facilities to directly observe the agency's operations and decision making. In this year's report, the panel highlighted issues related to costs, schedules, resources, requirements and acquisition strategies that may have an impact on safety. "The pursuit of great reward often comes hand in hand with great risk, so it has always...

2009-04-17 08:41:50

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2008 annual report. The report examines NASA's safety performance and advises agency and government leaders on ways to improve performance. The ASAP is an independent group of experts that has been evaluating NASA's safety performance and advising the agency on ways to improve that performance since it was established in 1968. "The panel members believe NASA and the new administration stand at a critical crossroads for the...

2008-08-12 08:00:00

Money, morale, and leadership: all problems that NASA is facing as it embarks on the design of a new spaceship and a return-to-the moon project, according to a safety panel. The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel found "surprising anxiety among NASA employees" about the Constellation moon program and said the project "lacks clear direction." The 143-page annual report blamed the agency's design of the Orion crew capsule for not putting safety features first. NASA wanted to fly astronauts to...

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