NY Times on Looming Shuttle Safety Concerns

NASA Is Said to Loosen Risk Standards for Shuttle, NY Times

"Experts who have seen the documents say they do not suggest that the shuttle Discovery - scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on May 22 - is unsafe, but a small but forceful minority say they worry that NASA is repeating a practice that contributed to the Columbia disaster: playing down risks to continue sending humans into space. The documents were given to The New York Times by several NASA employees, who did so on the condition of anonymity, saying they feared retribution."

"James Wetherbee, a former shuttle commander and safety official who recently retired from NASA..."

Editor's note: No one - neither Wetherbee - or the reporter who quotes him - makes note that Wetherbee is currently being paid as a NASA consultant - and that he was hired to help JSC and NASA improve "culture".

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