Editor's note: Presentations from the 5 February session of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) meeting in Cocoa Beach are now online. This is amazing. The previous NAC management would drag their feet, often taking months to post anything - and that's if they ever actually posted anything on their own volition. Usually it required FOIA requests and lots of complaints before they'd respond. Looks like "transparency" to me!
Lifetime to 2015 still OK; lifetime through 2020 still under investigation
- positive margins expected
- if necessary, focused structural repairs possible
Shuttle extension study still underway
Looking at cost, facilities, vendors, and workforce impacts
- Retire in 2010 (current plan)
- Extend to 2012
- Extend to 2015"