NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (left) and Stennis Space Center Director Patrick Scheuermann view a test firing of the first Aerojet AJ26 flight engine. Once flight acceptance is achieved, the engine will power the first stage of Orbital’s Taurus II space launch vehicle on commercial cargo missions to the International Space Station. NASA has partnered with Orbital to provide eight cargo missions to the space station, with the first scheduled for early 2012.
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A new Health and Medical Technical Authority training module is now available to NASA’s engineering and safety workforce.
NASA has established a system of checks and balances to provide independent oversight of programs and projects in support of safety and mission success. Those checks and balances include delegating authority to specific individuals with expertise in certain areas. Two well-known examples include Engineering Technical Authority and Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Authority. NASA has a third, Health and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA), for which training is now offered online in SATERN from the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) for NASA engineers and safety personnel.
The training covers who is responsible for HMTA, and how HMTA ensures NASA’s health and medical policy, procedural requirements, and standards are met. It also offers two case studies and a short interview with OCHMO’s David Liskowsky.
Learn more about the module and register in SATERN. (NASA Internal Only)