posted on Sep, 23 2003 @ 09:38 PM
I wonder if this was a true case of resignation or a house cleaning of fall guys?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nine experts on a NASA space safety advisory panel have resigned in the wake of sharp criticism from the Columbia accident
investigation board and by Congress, the space agency said Tuesday.
The members of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel and two staff members of the panel sent letters of resignation to Sean O'Keefe, the administrator
of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Glen Mahone, a NASA spokesman, said the ASAP chairman, Shirley McCarty, said in a cover letter to O'Keefe that the resignations "will give you and
the Congress the freedom to revitalize the panel and reshape its charter and mission."