Authors: Christopher T. King, J. Bruce Kellison, Tara Smith, Eliza Evans, MaryAnn Anderson, Ara Merjanian, Bryan Hadley and Andrew Stackhouse
Date: March 2007
Publication Type: Report, 214pp.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Shuttle Program (SSP) officials are concerned about potential adverse impacts of several major factors on their capacity to fly up to sixteen missions between late 2006 and the SSP “fly-out” date in September 2010. This final report assesses the impacts of factors including Hurricane Katrina and the aging of the shuttle program workforce, and offers findings and recommended strategies for consideration by NASA and its major contractors in the Gulf Coast region.