The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) gives its
annual report to NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe at 1:00
p.m. EST today.

The report will be presented to the Administrator in the
Program Review Center, room 9H40, NASA Headquarters, 300 E
Street SW, Washington, DC.

Each year, the panel reviews and evaluates current and
future NASA programs and activities and reports its findings
to the Administrator in a public session. Priority is given
to programs that involve the safety of human flight.

“While we have significant concerns for the longer term, at
present safety is being well served by both NASA and its
contractors,” said Richard D. Blomberg, Chair of the Panel.

Following the Apollo spacecraft fire on Jan. 27, 1967,
Congress enacted legislation to establish the ASAP as a
senior safety advisory panel to NASA.

The ASAP report will be available at 1:00 p.m. via the World
Wide Web at: