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Fraser
2003-Jul-17, 07:38 AM
SUMMARY: NASA announced the creation of an independent Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) at the agency's Langley Research Center. The 250-person division will provide independent assessment and safety review for various NASA projects and missions. The office was a response to the Columbia disaster, ideally to prevent the kind of safety problems that were uncovered by the investigation team. The team leader has yet to be announced.


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Bjarne
2003-Jul-17, 04:18 PM
This is something that SHOULD have been in place after the Apollo 13 incident! But better late than never I suppose! I can only hope that THIS time they follow up completely on any and all reported concerns.