Safety Panel impressed with challenged Exploration Program

February 20, 2013 by Chris Bergin

NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) have provided a report to NASA administrator Charlie Bolden stating they are impressed with the Agency’s work towards the opening missions for the Orion spacecraft. However, they admitted it is “challenged” by budget constraints.

ASAP Meeting:

The influential body – probably best known for taking a swipe at the Space Shuttle Program (SSP) during calls for an extension of the orbiter’s service life – are a naturally conservative organization.

Although their cautious – and sometimes frosty – attitude towards commercial crew has been thawing of late, the ASAP’s focus on crew safety ranges across all of NASA’s human space flight activities, including the test programs, such as Orion’s first trip into space during the Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1).

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