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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

August 27, 2004
Latest Update to Shuttle Implementation Plan Available Aug. 30
The latest version of "NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond" will be released publicly Monday Aug. 30.

The updated plan will be available at 11 a.m. EDT on NASA's Return to Flight Internet web site at:

The latest version, Volume 1, Revision 2.2, includes updates to several key Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) recommendations. It also documents the conditional closeout of two more of the 15 CAIB Return to Flight recommendations. That brings the total number of closed Return to Flight recommendations to five.

The implementation plan is a periodically updated document. It demonstrates the agency's progress in safely returning Space Shuttles to flight and implementing the recommendations of the CAIB.

Pervious versions of the plan also are archived on NASA's Return to Flight web site.


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