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2010-04-06 10:00:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran Boeing executive Virginia A. "Ginger" Barnes has been named to replace Richard O. Covey as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance (USA), effective immediately. Covey retired from USA last month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "Virginia Barnes is an exceedingly talented leader and executive," said Dan Brandenstein, USA's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Her unique and...

2010-03-05 12:00:00

HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard O. Covey today announced his intentions to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance, effective March 26, 2010. Covey is retiring following a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years as an Air Force fighter pilot, NASA astronaut and a highly respected space industry executive. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) A replacement has not yet been named. "Being part of the United...

2005-08-18 06:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Some safety improvements were skipped by NASA officials as they tried to meet unrealistic launch dates for the space shuttle Discovery, seven members of a larger oversight panel said in a scathing critique. Poor leadership also made the shuttle's return to space more complicated, expensive and prolonged than it needed to be, the task force members said. In fact, some of the "disturbing" traits that contributed to the Columbia tragedy - like smug, overbearing managers...

2005-08-17 17:20:00

MELBOURNE, Florida -- NASA's efforts to resume shuttle flights were tainted by some of the same problems that caused the 2003 Columbia disaster, seven members of an oversight task force wrote in a minority opinion attached to the panel's final report released on Wednesday. "It is difficult to be objective based on hindsight, but it appears to us that lessons that should have been learned have not been," wrote seven of the 26 members who oversaw how NASA implemented the recommendations of...

2005-06-28 12:21:52

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA failed to fully comply withthree safety recommendations issued after the fatal break-up ofshuttle Columbia, but available data indicates the shuttles aresafe to fly, an expert panel said Monday, The panel said NASA has not eliminated the possibility thatdebris could fall from the shuttle's external tank and damagethe spacecraft, as it did in the Columbia disaster. In addition, the panel said, the space agency has notmanaged to sufficiently...

2005-06-28 00:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Despite more than two years of painstaking work, NASA has failed to meet the most important safety recommendations for getting space shuttles flying again following the Columbia tragedy, an oversight panel says. The task force concluded in its final meeting Monday that the space agency still does not fully comply with three of the toughest recommendations put forth by Columbia accident investigators in 2003. But some of the group's members acknowledged in a news...

2005-01-28 18:10:00

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- There are no major hurdles to NASA launching a space shuttle in May or June, a task force overseeing return-to-flight efforts said Friday, while also expressing concern about crew members' ability to make repairs in orbit. "There are no show-stoppers that we see out there," said Richard Covey, co-chairman of the Return to Flight Task Group. Covey said one issue that may arise is the availablility of "feasible repair techniques." NASA has scheduled a May or June launch...

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2012-03-10 09:03:45

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 27, 19885 at 6:58 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on September 3 at 6:15 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 242 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The launch scheduled for August 24 was scrubbed at T-5 minutes due to thunderstorms in the vicinity. The launch scheduled for August 25 was delayed when the orbiter's number five on-board general purpose...

2012-01-13 17:24:07

Richard Covey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Oswalt Covey on August 1, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1964. He went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences in 1968. One year later he earned a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. As a...

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