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Fact-Finding Visit
August 28, 2003
Michoud Assembly Facility
New Orleans, Louisiana

NASA Resident Manager Steve Brettel briefs members of the Return to Flight Task Groupís Technical Panel during an Aug. 28, 2003 fact-finding visit to the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The task group is chartered to make an independent assessment of NASAís implementation of the return-to-flight recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Companyís Michoud Operations builds the External Tank for NASA.

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Members of the Return to Flight Task Groupís Technical Panel inspect a Space Shuttle External Tank during a fact-finding visit to the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Aug. 28, 2003. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Companyís Michoud Operations builds the External Tank for NASA. The task group is chartered to make an independent assessment of NASAís implementation of the return-to-flight recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

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