Life Science Layoff Update

Letter to NASA Administrator Griffin from Ames Federal Employee Union IFPTE local 30, AFL-CIO

"Today, you are poised to implement a dangerously short-sighted decision. The Agency is on the verge of eliminating most of its Life Science program just as the President has asked NASA to send human explorers deeper into space and thus farther into harm's way." ... "When we contacted a senior HQ manager a few weeks ago about this decision, we were told that the decision was a response to recommendations by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and by a Non-Advocate Review (NAR) panel during a zero-base review performed last autumn. We were further told that human health and performance has never been the cause of a spaceflight accident, so this is not deemed a major risk factor."

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