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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.
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.
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 and expensive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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