A tragedy struck our NASA family today.

While we don’t yet understand all that’s happened, our hearts and prayers go out to the families and coworkers who lost their loved ones today and to the survivor who endured a tragic ordeal.

Violence of this kind is always difficult to understand. In the days to come, you may find yourself experiencing a variety of physical or emotional reactions. If you’d like to talk with someone, there are resources to help you. Please call the Employee Assistance Program at ext. 36130.

As we learn more about this event and its causes, we’ll share that information as we can. In the meantime, please take this time to care for yourself and the people around you.

Mike Coats