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Statement on CASIS
On Feb. 29, Jeanne Becker, executive director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) sent a letter of resignation effective March 5 to Frank DiBello, interim board chairman for CASIS. In the letter, she sites her concern over CASIS potentially losing their non-profit, 501(c)(3) status due to the organization's relationship with the consulting firm ProOrbis.

On March 21, 2012, NASA sent a letter to CASIS expressing concerns with Dr. Becker's resignation. CASIS responded to that letter on March 28, 2012. NASA received several requests for both NASA's communication and the CASIS response.

On April 2, 2012, NASA sent a "submitters notice" to CASIS informing it that requests for the response had been made and that NASA intended to disclose the response absent a specific objection by April 9, 2012.

  • NASA's Letter to Mr. DiBello
  • Letter From Frank DiBello
  • Submitters Response