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August 27, 2003

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
(Phone: 281-483-5111)

Release: #J03-92

Statement From JSC Director on Release of the CAIB Report

Since the loss of the shuttle Columbia and her valiant crew, we at the Johnson Space Center have shared many difficult days as we devoted ourselves to supporting an investigation of the accident while coping with our own deep emotions and grief. I am proud of the courageous job our team has done in that effort, and I am grateful for the exemplary diligence and dedication the Columbia Accident Investigation Board has given its task.

The JSC team is fully committed to complying with the board's recommendations and improving the safety of human space flight. We are driven in that task by an unshaken deep belief in the value our efforts hold for our nation and the world. I am confident that from these difficult days will come a better future for human space flight.

Jefferson D. Howell Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Director
 

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