Canceling SOMD's Space Based Solar Power Work

From: "Henderson, Edward M. (JSC-MG)"
Date: December 11, 2008 3:56:59 PM CST
Cc: "Reed, Rebekah D. (JSC-MG)"
Subject: SBSP Demo Team Termination

Dear Team Members,

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that we have been asked to terminate all NASA's support on the SBSP demo activity. This direction was just received from management and I wanted to pass it along to you as soon as possible to avoid wasting any more additional work that you have most graciously been volunteering. Management provided the following explanation:

"The SBSP team has done some excellent work to identify options for an early demo of low TRL SBSP capabilities to support exploration. Currently, SOMD needs to focus on the tasks associated with near term operations of our current space transportation system and the ISS, as well as planning to transition existing capabilities to the constellation program. As a result, SOMD has determined that it does not have resources available to support a proposed demo for SBSP.

I appreciate the team's work and your individual efforts."

I would like to add my personal thanks for your professional support on this project, most of which was late hours on your own time not to interfere with your primary work on meeting the vision for exploration. I have led many projects during my tenure of more than 48 years and this has been one of the most rewarding. I thank you all again for your excellent support and I hope I have an opportunity to work with you in the future.

Very Sincerely,
Mack Henderson

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