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February 27, 2012
RELEASE J12-004
NASA Presents Safety Award To Teri Hamlin

HOUSTON – NASA has presented its Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2011 to Teri L. Hamlin of Manvel, Texas.

The QASAR award recognizes individual government and contractor employees who have demonstrated exemplary performance in contributing to the quality and/or safety of products, services, processes, or management programs and activities.

Hamlin, who leads risk assessment activities for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, received the award for developing safety products and services to support informed decision making in human spaceflight programs including the space shuttle. One study she conducted gave NASA a better means of assessing the risk of new and future space programs by showing how it applied lessons learned in past programs.

"Teri's dedication and professionalism throughout her tenure in the Space Shuttle Program was invaluable in helping management assess risks to ensure safety of flight," said Michael Coats, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "Her support of shuttle and risk assessment efforts for future programs made her a perfect candidate to support the Commercial Crew Program, which is so important to returning Americans to space on a U.S. built spacecraft."

Hamlin was recognized along with four other award recipients Feb. 23 at the agency's ninth annual Project Management Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

For more information about the Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition award program, visit:

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codeq/qasar/

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