Ares 1 Tiger Team Update

NASA Continues to Grapple With Ares 1 Vibration Issues, SpaceRef

"18 March 2008: Sources at NASA rpeort that NASA Ares manager Steve Cook is trying to get a new job (and get out of his current one). Meanwhile, some of you may remember the "Tiger Team" that was assembled to examine Ares 1 vibration issues. Well, sources report that this Tiger Team has been quietly disbanded and its activities have been rolled up into overall project activities. As such, there is no Tiger Team report due for release in March - because there is no Tiger Team to issue it. But there is an internal "Core Team" that now seems to be working toward a presentation of sorts on 9 May 2008."

Editor's 20 March update: According to ESMD PAO (who contacted me) the "Tiger Team" is still in place. There seems to be some internal differences as to what this group is called - thus my sources' (and my) confusion. That said, ESMD says that there will be a congressional hearing on 3 April where some preliminary information may be released but that the Tiger Team report will not be made in March as was originally stated by ESMD earlier this year. Also, according to ESMD PAO Steve Cook's official statement is that he is "in it for the duration" and that he is not seeking to leave his current job. All I can say is that the unofficial information I get on a daily basis points to the contrary. ESMD PAO offered no comment on the charts that I posted.

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