|Columbia Accident Investigation Board Minutes of Open Meeting
Date of Meeting: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Time of Meeting: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location of Meeting:
Radisson Resort at the Port
8701 Astronaut Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Board Members Present:
Admiral Hal Gehman
Dr. John Logsdon
Rear Admiral Stephen Turcotte
Mr. G. Scott Hubbard
Dr. Douglas Osheroff
Mr. Steven B. Wallace
Brigadier General Duane Deal
Board Staff Present:
Lt. Col. Tyrone Woodyard
J. William Sikora
Other Government Employees Present in Their Official Capacity:
Roy Bridges, Center Director, Kennedy Space Center
Bill Higgins, Chief of Shuttle Processing Safety and Mission Assurance Division, Kennedy Space Center
Members of the Public who Presented Oral or Written Statements:
Aloysius G. Casey, Lt. Gen., USAF (Retired)
Organization of the Space Shuttle Program, including lines of authority, budget processes and institutional support provided by the Kennedy Space Center.
The safety and mission assurance functions within the Kennedy Space Center and the Space Shuttle Program.
The importance of maintaining safety margins in the operation expendable launch vehicle programs and the potential relevance of the compromise of such margins to the Columbia accident.
Matters Resolved at the Meeting:
Documents Received, Issued or Approved at the Meeting:
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