Apollo Job Loss on Steroids

Editor's note: This letter has been going out to Apollo program veterans from United Space Alliance:

"I was given your name by some folks here, who told me you were involved in the Apollo program. I am part of the NASA/Contractor Process Control Focus Group and we develop awareness products for suppliers and the workforce.

With Shuttle coming to a close in the next couple of years, we were brainstorming ideas that would have an impact on our workforce. Then we thought about the Apollo program and what the environment was like when the folks knew the program was coming to an end. I assume it is similar to our current situation, the folks are nervous, preoccupied, etc. and therefore the potential exists for more process escapes.

Each of our team members was tasked with finding folks who worked during the Apollo program and ask if there are any significant stories to tell. Were there any escapes that caused a severe injury to someone, was it fatal? Was hardware damaged, which cost a significant amount? From the other angle, did someone catch something before it became an escape?

We are looking for stories that will get the attention of our workforce so that we don't have an increase of process escapes as we fly out the Shuttle. If you have anything you want to share, please let me know or if you know of someone else who may be able to help, please pass this along. Thanks.

Tammi J. Belt
Engineering & Integration
United Space Alliance"

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This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on June 12, 2008 12:32 AM.

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