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NASA Statements on Lisa Nowak
02.08.07
 
We are very concerned about the tragic situation involving astronaut Lisa Nowak and are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of Lisa, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, and Astronaut Bill Oefelein. This is, of course, a personal and legal matter -- and NASA is, therefore, limited in its involvement and ability to discuss many of the details.

NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has asked Chief Medical Officer Rich Williams to lead a review of our medical and psychological screening and follow-on health care procedures to determine whether any modifications would be advisable, to ensure that our astronauts have the level of psychological and medical care and attention they need.

This is a very difficult time for many people, and it is a very tragic event. We appreciate your concern and interest.

+ Feb. 7, 2007 -- Remarks by Deputy Administrator Shana Dale (20 Kb PDF)

+ Feb. 7, 2007 -- Briefing Transcript (100 Kb PDF)

+ Feb 6, 2007 -- Statement From Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats