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November 30, 2007 John F. Kennedy Space Center Americas gateway to the universe Spaceport News http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/news/snews/spnews_toc.html Vol. 47, No. 25 Space shuttle mission STS-122: Voyage of Columbus caps 2007 S PACE shuttle Atlantis' mission on STS122 is what everyone's been working toward: expanding the science capabili ties of the International Space Station. Over the past year and a half, solar arrays and a connecting module have been added for power and to provide a pathway to new mod ules. But the mission of Atlantis crew marks the beginning of the culmination of all that work. In addition to the Columbus module itself, Atlantis will deliver experiments to be per formed in orbit and two astronauts to perform them one to visit and one to stay. And to oversee all of this, the European Space Agencys Columbus Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, will come online This is history, said Mission Special ist Lopold Eyharts, the ESA astronaut from France who will remain on the station after his shuttle crewmates leave. Europe is doing today things that we never did before. This is space. mates will have a lot of work to do before he gets to that point. Even getting the laboratory out of Atlantis cargo bay will be a challenge. Columbus was designed before NASAs Return to Flight after the Columbia accident. One of addition of a 50-foot boom used by the shuttles robotic arm to inspect the shuttles heat shield. There isn't room for it and all of Columbus. robotic arm uses to pick Columbus up and out of the cargo bay gets in the way of the boom, so the laboratory is being launched without spacewalk, Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel an ESA astronaut from Germany will put it back on. That has to go exactly as planned, said STS-122. Otherwise we cant get Columbus out of the payload bay. The actual mechanical connection is a com mon berthing mechanism, which has been used many times in the past. No problems are fore See VOYAGE, Page 3 Atlantis is hard down on Launch Pad 39A after a sevenhour rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building Nov. 10. Preparing for the rst 2008 launch In mid-November, technicians, perched on a Hyster forklift, install the space shuttle main engine No. 1 in Endeavour. T HE space shuttle Endeavour is in the Orbiter Processing Facility being pre pared for its targeted Feb. 14 launch to the International Space Station. In bay No. 2, integrated testing of the main engines and the main propulsion system con tinues. Testing of the orbiters three-string GPS system, which provides guidance on re-entry, is complete. The functional test of the star tracker door is complete. Window No. 7 has been installation of BRI tile around the perimeter of the right main landing gear door. Checkout of the shuttle-to-station power transfer system is complete. Endea vour was powered up to support testing of the space shuttle main engine/main propulsion system. In high bay No. 1 of the Vehicle Assembly Building, stacking of the left solid rocket booster is under way. Stacking of the right booster was scheduled to begin this week. Flying on mission STS-123, Endeavour will carry the pressurized section of the Kibo Japanese Experiment Logistics Module (ELM-PS) and the Canadian Dextre robotics system on the 25th mission to the space station.
November 30, 2007 Page 2 SPACEPORT NEWS Directors Update Powered by NASA N ASA is concerned about our veterans and injured service men and women. We are proud that our space-in spired innovations have been able Our country's modest invest ment of less than six-tenths of one percent of the overall federal bud get yields not only technological marvels like the Mars rovers and the International Space Station, Earth to improve our lives. Several different applications of NASA-inspired technology have helped veterans. For ex ample, wounded troops, including amputees who need help recover Scientists at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center developed a specialized cable-compliant joint that allows movement in many directions and provides shock absorption. This cable-compliant joint could be used in everything from docking spacecraft to en Care for troops inspired by NASA hancing robotics. The same technology is helping wounded veterans walk at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, thanks to Enduro Medical Technologies, which is located in East Hartford, Conn. Enduro Medical Technologies used the joint technology to build an advanced walker named SAM (Secure Ambulation Mode). SAM is hands-free, allowing patients to practice walking with a normal gait, without the fear of falling, which is a key factor in recovery. This technology helps our injured servicemen and women recover the ability to walk sooner. For example, one active military patient, who has been wheelchairbound for two years with a spinal cord injury, now uses SAM to walk as much as 25 minutes each day. Also, SAM is useful for pa tients with degenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons disease, allowing them to get around more easily. Another NASA-inspired technology subsequently has been transformed to provide help for troops suf fering from stiffness or minor muscle pains NASA scientists originally developed small light sources to promote food growth in closed environments, such as the space shuttle and the International Space Station. The scientists found that these light-emitting diode chips could boost plant growth. When they turned the lights on humans, the scientists discovered some thing similar; if properly tuned, those lights could relieve pain and possibly have other medical As a result, the Medical Col lege of Wisconsin and Quantum Devices Inc. of Barneveld, Wis., teamed up and transformed the lights into a new, non-invasive medical device known as WARP 10, which provides temporary pain relief. The device now is being issued to submarine crews and special operations forces. A Food and Drug Administration-ap proved variant of this pain reliever also is available for civilians, and research is continuing to test the devices ability to combat certain cancers and degenerative diseases. Through innovations such as SAM and WARP 10, NASAs space technology is helping to heal soldiers and civilians. They prove that the nations modest investment in NASA is keeping all of us on the healing edge. W HAT a year of incred ible accomplishments this has been for NASA's Launch Services Pro gram, or LSP. We celebrated the 50th launch for the program by sending the AIM satellite into orbit on a Pegasus rocket to study high cloud formations in April. We followed that with two more launches: Phoe nix on Aug. 4 to further examine the soil on Mars, and Dawn on Sept. 27 to answer ques tions about the formation of our solar system. Both launched on Delta II rockets. This year also saw the liftoff of THEMIS on a Delta II on Feb. 17 to monitor Earth's auroras like the Northern Lights. Each and every one of those 52 launches was a success, and we're still going strong. In my 30 years of launch ex I can remember working on two missions with such short launch windows that would have had a major impact if those windows weren't met. Also this year, LSP spread the exciting word about NASA's expendable launch program by supporting more than 100 schools, reaching more than 45,000 stu dents in 28 states. We sent edu cational packages to classrooms in Canada, Italy, Panama, South Africa, Sweden and Uganda. Next year, we have 10 launches scheduled at four different launch sites and using every vehicle in the stable. Coordinating those missions will be quite a challenge, but I know the LSP team is up for it. It's amazing to watch these men and women perform at the level they do on a continuing basis. By Steve Francois Launch Services Program Manager Each and every one of those 52 launches was a success, and we're still going strong. Just after sunrise, the Delta II rocket car rying NASAs Dawn spacecraft rose from its launch pad to begin its 1.7-billion-mile journey through the inner solar system to study a pair of asteroids.
SPACEPORT NEWS Page 3 November 30, 2007 seen with that. Once those connections are made on the shuttles fourth day in space and a few preparations are completed, Eyharts will be able to take a quick peek inside Columbus the following day. NASAs ground control will be in charge for some of the initial activation of Columbus systems, but once the laboratorys comput ers are up and running, the Co lumbus Control Center will take over. Additionally, any time the crew members are not doing a spacewalk, theyll be working inside Columbus to get it up and running. In fact, Commander Stephen Frick has said much of the transformation will take place while the shuttle is still there. The goal is to get as much of Colum That way, after the shuttle leaves, Eyharts can devote more time to science. The success of the voyage of this Columbus, more than 500 years after its namesake, begins and ends with the details. VOYAGE . continued from Page 1 K ENNEDY Space Center Director Bill Parsons re cently announced the selection of Amanda M. Mitskevich to the position of deputy manager of the Launch Services Program, or LSP. She replaces Ray Lugo, who was recently selected as the new deputy director of NASAs Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The position is pending approval Personnel Management. Amanda brings a wealth of technical and managerial ex pertise to this position, said Parsons. She has an impressive background in LSP mission inte gration and mission management operations, and will step into this challenging and complex role immediately. About her selection, Mitskev ich said,, I have been a part of Launch Services since the pro gram transitioned to KSC and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute in this leadership role. Currently serving as the chief LSP, Mitskevich is responsible for the mission managers of NASAs pendable launch vehicles. There are approximately 30 missions in Mitskevich taking position as deputy manager of Launch Services Program London lm crew tells NASAs story work at any given time from the Science, Exploration and Space Operations Mission directorates. See FILMS, Page 6 On location at Kennedy: (From left) Dangerous Films Associate Producer James Leigh, Producer/Director Nick Green, Camera Assistant Rick Rojas, Director of Photography Paul Jenkins and Series Producer Kate Botting. See LSP Page 8 F OR NASAs 50th birth day in October 2008, Dangerous Films for the Discovery Channel will present the dramatic story of the space agencys pioneering, awe-inspir ing missions. Dangerous Films is a produc tion company based in London. Its production team recently spent two weeks at Kennedy to prepare stories for the six-part series, such as the shuttles recovery include heroic struggles to break the sound barrier and the ApolloSoyuz link-up. According to assistant pro the project began six months ago. Arranging accreditation for all the Dangerous Films personnel was an early step. Then there were contacts to arrange for interviews, such as with Leroy Cain, Scott Carpenter and Jon Clark, husband of Laurel Clark, who was lost in the Columbia accident. Finally, there were arrangements to be at Kennedy. That also required the appropriate equipment, most of which was rented in the U.S. In all, the team comprised 11 people for the Kennedy shoot and three vans of equipment. None of that would have been possible without the help of Ken nedy's External Relations Press Site. "Many teleconferences, phone calls and e-mails made it happen, beginning in August," said Manny Virata, lead media projects coordinator. scouting trips in August and Sep tember to identify sites they want ed to use. Then permissions had the team handled directly. Most went through the Press Site. Aid ing Virata was Mary Hunter of All Points Logistics and NASA's Laurel Lichtenberger, who has the monumental task of accrediting everyone who needs to be on site. The teleconferences and phone calls eventually hammered out the badging and a schedule of what to shoot, where and when. However, the schedule is a boilerplate, sub ject to change due to overor un der-estimating shooting times, or people not available when needed. More than one interview had to be rescheduled, even changing venue from Kennedy to Johnson Space Center at a later date. the photographer decided he'd like to capture some of the historic pads at sunset and sunrise. So the schedule was reworked to include and after the normal work day. wiched around a shuttle rollout. One of the events on the view with Jon Clark, not in a climateand sound-controlled studio, but at the 195-foot level Launch Pad 39A. That meant hauling a big jib, tracks and cam era to that level and setting up in the open with winds of 12 knots. Leigh stated the interview took one month to arrange and one day to shoot, yet probably only a por tion of the interview will actually air. The backdrop of the Kennedy environs no doubt was deemed Amanda M. Mitskevich
Page 4 November 30, 2007 Meet the STS-122 crew members T HE STS-122 astronauts and ground crews par ticipated in a launch dress rehearsal and other prelaunch activities Nov. 17-20, known as the terminal countdown demon stration test, or TCDT. The test provides each shuttle crew with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization, emergency train ing and landing practice, excerpts of which appear here. Commander Steve Frick will lead the international crew of mis sion STS-122 on his second shut mission STS-110, aboard Atlantis, to deliver and install the S-0 truss segment to the International Space Station. Frick has logged more than 250 hours in space. He was born in Gibsonia, Pa., and is married. Alan Poindexter will serve Most recently, Poindexter served Operations Branch performing duties as the lead support astro naut at Kennedy Space Center. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., but considers Rockville, Md., to be his hometown. He is married and has two children. Making his second shuttle Rex Walheim will serve as sion was STS-110, during which he served on the extravehicular activity crew and logged more than 250 hours in space, includ ing more than 14 hours on space walks. He was born in Redwood City, Calif., but considers San Carlos his hometown. He is mar ried and has two children. Dr. Stanley Love will serve as a mission specialist, making as spacecraft communicator in Mission Control at Johnson Space Center for International Space Station Expeditions 1 through 7 and for space shuttle missions STS-104, STS-108 and STS-112. He most recently served in the Exploration Branch of the Astro future space vehicles and mis sions. He was born in San Diego, but considers Eugene, Ore., his hometown. He is married and has two children. Mission STS-122 will be Mis sion Specialist Leland Melvin s mission assignment, he served as co-manager of NASAs Educator Astronaut Program. He traveled across the country, engaging thousands of students and teach ers in the excitement of space ex ploration. He most recently served in the Robotics Branch of the Lynchburg, Va., and loves walk ing his dogs, Jake and Scout. Hans Schlegel, an astronaut with the European Space Agency, or ESA, will serve as a mission specialist on his second shuttle specialist on STS-55 aboard space shuttle Columbia in April 1993. Nearly 90 experiments were conducted during the Germansponsored Spacelab D-2 mission to investigate life sciences, mate Counterclockwise from top: STS-122 Launch Director Doug Lyons (right) greets Mission Specialist Le land Melvin as Com mander Steve Frick and Pilot Alan Poind exter look on. Behind them, disembarking, are Mission Special ists Hans Schlegel of the European Space Agency, Stanley Love and Leopold Eyharts, a European Space Agency astronaut. Crew members inside an M-113 armored personnel carrier. Mission Specialist Rex Walheim practices driving an M-113. Frick and Poindex ter complete STA practice.
Page 5 November 30, 2007 SPACEPORT NEWS Meet the STS-122 crew members future space vehicles and mis sions. He was born in San Diego, but considers Eugene, Ore., his hometown. He is married and has two children. Mission STS-122 will be Mis sion Specialist Leland Melvin s mission assignment, he served as co-manager of NASAs Educator Astronaut Program. He traveled across the country, engaging thousands of students and teach ers in the excitement of space ex ploration. He most recently served in the Robotics Branch of the Lynchburg, Va., and loves walk ing his dogs, Jake and Scout. Hans Schlegel, an astronaut with the European Space Agency, or ESA, will serve as a mission specialist on his second shuttle specialist on STS-55 aboard space shuttle Columbia in April 1993. Nearly 90 experiments were conducted during the Germansponsored Spacelab D-2 mission to investigate life sciences, mate rial sciences, physics, robotics, astronomy, and the Earth and its atmosphere. He most recently served as ESA lead astronaut at Johnson Space Center. He was born in Uberlingen, Germany, but considers Aachen, Germany, to be his hometown. He is married and has seven children. Leopold Eyharts another ESA astronaut, will serve as a space shuttle mission. He was the prime cosmonaut for the Cen ter National dEtudes Spatiales Space Station in February 1998. During the three-week mission, he performed various French ex periments and logged 20 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes in space. He was assigned to the Astronaut gineer to the Expedition 12 and 13 back-up crews. He was born in Biarritz, France. Eyharts is mar ried and has one child. Left top, crew members practice on the slidewire baskets for emergency egress. Standing, from left, are Love and Eyharts backup, Frank De Winne, and Poindexter. Below them in the basket, from left, are Schlegel, Melvin and Walheim. Left bottom, dressed in clean room attire, the crew checks out the payload in Atlantis payload bay. From left are Frick, Melvin, former astronaut Jerry Ross, (kneeling), who is chief of the Vehicle Integra tion Test Ofce at NASAs Johnson Space Center, Poindexter and Love. Above, the STS-122 crew lines up for a media press conference near Launch Pad 39A. From left are Commander Steve Frick, Pilot Alan Poindexter and Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Rex Walheim, Hans Schlegel, Stanley Love and Leopold Eyharts. Below right, the crew is dressed for the simulated launch countdown at the pad. Leading the way are Poindexter (left) and Frick (right). Behind them are Melvin, Love, Eyharts, Schlegel and Walheim.
Page 6 November 30, 2007 SPACEPORT NEWS A FTER more than a year of refurbish ments, rocket en gines built for early missiles can now serve as a learning tool for engineers working on tomorrows designs. The S-3D engines were on the Jupiter Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, or IRBM, as well as the Thor IRBM and Juno II rockets. Ac cording to vehicle systems en gineer Gina OShaughnessy, the Thor IRBM, which used the S-3D, later evolved into the Delta family of rockets. The Delta II uses the RS-27 engine, a derivative of the S-3D. Perhaps the engines most What's old becomes new again entertaining accomplishment was that it powered the Jupiter rocket that carried Able and Baker, the back to Earth from space. Beginning in August 2006, two S-3D rocket engines began undergoing the refurbishment Left, standing in front of the S-3D full-size and truncated gimbal capable engines are (left to right) NASAs Gina OShaughnessy, Vehicle Systems Engineer; Philip D. Stroda, mechanical engineering technician; Adam G. Dokos, mechanical design engineer; James P. Niehoff, mechanical engineering techni cian; Eric J. Roessler, mechanical engineer ing technician; Duane Dickey, electrical lead; Russ McAmis, mechanical lead; Shaun M. Daly, ight controls engineer; Nathan D. Knopp, propulsion systems co-op. process which involved complete ly disassembling the hardware and rebuilding it as three separate displays: a complete, full-size engine; a partial engine with the ability to gimbal, or change the angle of its nozzle; and a complete turbopump assembly, which is used on liquid-fueled rockets to pump propellants to the engine. Twelve employees from the Engi neering, Center Operations, and Launch Services directorates con tributed to this effort. These refurbished engines can be used as excellent training tools for any engineer who needs to become familiarized with the RS-27, or any other liquid rocket engine. They can be, and have been, used to aid in solving tech nical issues found in the RS-27 engine by giving engineers an op Left, moving one of the S-3D engines are Philip D. Stroda (left) and Shaun M. Daly. portunity to have hands-on access to the hardware in question, said Nathan Knopp, a Launch Services co-op student. The engines were designed in 1955 by Rocketdyne, and are 2.44 meters in diameter and 643 kg in mass. With a 760 kilo-newton 1958 and 1961 and used liquid oxygen for an oxidizer and kero sene for fuel. Starting in December, the fullsized and gimbal capable engines will be on display in Hangar AE at Cape Canaveral Air Force Sta tion and the turbopump will be displayed in the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. In both cases, they wll be displayed per manently, in plain view. There are cutouts on the hardware to allow visitors to see the internal components. The areas will be accessible to any employee, but if better access is needed, contact OShaughnessy at 321-867-4275. FILMS, continued from page 3 Taking advantage of the view from 195 feet above the launch pad, Dangerous Films photogaphs Jon Clark, right, for a Discovery Channel series to air in 2008. worth the effort. November included Launch Pads 5, 14, 19 (the Gemini launch pad), claimed the lives of Ed White, Roger Chafee and Virgil Gris som), 39A and 39B, the Vehicle Assembly Building, the Columbia debris site, the crawler-transport er, Hangar S and the Launch Con trol Center where drawings by astronauts children are displayed. The production team members were not blas about their job. "Pad 34 was really a remarkable site," said Leigh. "The legacy of the men -Grissom, Chafee and White -who died there led to getting a capsule right for a suc cessful launch within a decade. They are heroes of the space age. Nick Green stressed the proj ect focuses on how all the events of space history came to be, "not naut interviews are worth hearing because of the more personal, captured. ing at Kennedy again in 2008 before editing begins in April. It will probably air before October.
November 30, 2007 Page 7 Remembering Our Heritage SPACEPORT NEWS N orbiter, Enterprise, recently received a facelift. Engineers and technicians from Kennedy Space Center planned, coordinated and performed the restoration work on the orbiter, designated OV-101. Enterprise is on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museums annex at the Ud var-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. Martin Boyd, a NASA orbiter vehicle structures engineer in the Mechanical Systems Division of the Engineering Directorate, led the refurbishment efforts on the vehicle named for the popular Star Trek. The project was funded through the Orbiter Project Of NASA and United Space Alliance engineers and technicians per forming the work. included removing all of the for ward thermal window panes. He said extensive work was required to take them off because they cor roded in place over time. The team then cleaned and repainted the window frames and installed the original thermal win dows that had been removed The effort took two weeks during July. The second phase included reinstalling the internal pressure windows and the crew module consoles. About 150 parts were inspected, cleaned and reinstalled on the vehicle in three weeks dur ing September and October. The job was labor-intensive, but fun at the same time, Boyd said. It was like working on the space shuttle in my own garage. Boyd said that all of the hard ware and tools to perform the job had to be transported from Ken nedy to the museum location. Enterprise was in full view to the public during the refurbish ment. Pat Floyd, the USA off-site lead project engineer, said the workers enjoyed sharing their Kennedy workers refurbish Enterprise at Smithsonian knowledge as well as their shuttle experiences with the general pub lic. This was a great experience for all and probably one the team will never forget, Floyd said. Enterprise was built by Rock well in 1976 and transported to NASAs Dryden Flight Research Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California for the ninemonth approach and landing test program in early 1977. Two astronaut crews, Fred Haise and Gordon Fullerton, and Joe Engle and Dick Truly, took Enterprise is in good company at the Smithsonian. The UdvarHazy Center also houses the Enola Gay, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Air France Concorde and a Pegasus rocket. The work was labor-intensive, but fun at the same time. It was like working on the space shuttle in my own garage. T HE successful launch of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory on Dec. 2, 1995, put the launch team in high spirits for the holiday season fast approaching. Known as SOHO, the project was a cooperative effort between NASA and the European Space Agency, or ESA. The spacecraft was manufactured in France by Matra Marconi under a contract with ESA. Its instruments were provided by both European and American scientists and designed to study the internal structure of the sun, its extensive outer at mosphere and the origin of solar wind, the stream of highly ionized gas that blows continuously out ward through the solar system. Floyd Curington was NASAs launch manager for the mission. He has since retired and owns a ates out of Cape Canaveral. I was stationed in the Mission Directors Center in Hangar AE for launch, Curington recalled. During the last hold in the countdown, I cast of NASA. Liftoff from Pad 36B on Cape Canaveral came at 3:08 a.m. aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS rocket. Skip Mackey was NASAs data manager at the time. Also retired, he was located in Hangar AE in the Telemetry Lab with a team to help analyze the data received from the launch vehicle both before and after launch. I was the commentator after liftoff and called the plus-time events, he recalled. All the data returned were displayed on strip charts, which we preferred over computer screens. Pins traced the data onto rolls of paper about 2 feet wide and 200 feet long. SOHO successfully completed its primary solar mission in April 1998, and mission control was turned over to NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. SOHO has discovered more than 1,000 comets and approximately half of all comets with computed orbits in the history of astronomy. Enough fuel remains for its comet-hunting to continue for decades. 12 years ago: Successful SOHO launch heralds the yule season Left, the SOHO spacecraft is ready for encapsulation before launch. The fairings are at left and right of SOHO. A drawing of SOHO as it speeds toward the sun.
Page 8 November 30, 2007 John F. Kennedy Space Center Managing editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Philman Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anita Barrett Copy editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Corey Schubert Editorial support provided by InDyne, Inc. Writers Group. NASA at KSC is located on the Internet at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy USGPO: 733-049/600142 Spaceport News Spaceport News is an ofcial publication of the Kennedy Space Center and is published on alternate Fridays by External Relations in the interest of KSC civil service and contractor employees. Contributions are welcome and should be submitted two weeks before publication to the Media Services Branch, IDI-011. E-mail submissions can be sent to Anita.Barrett@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov. SPACEPORT NEWS K ENNEDY Space Center recipients representing NASA, United Space Al liance, InDyne, Lockheed Martin and Boeing Rocketdyne were honored at a ceremony on Oct. 25 in the Operations Support Build ing II. The recipients received the ELVIS Team Award and the Roll-Out Fatigue Test Loads Sys tem Award. The presenter was Don Noah, acting manager of the Johnson Space Center/Space Shuttle Systems Engineering and Kennedy team members re ceiving the awards were Lorin Atkinson, Anthony Bartolone, Neil Berger, Angela Brewer, Greg Breznik, George Ray Haskel, Eu gene Healey, Kristin Kelley, Jen nifer Nufer, Timothy Potter, Lau ren Price, Gary Snyder and Brian St. Aubin. Award winners rep resenting Rocketdyne were Paul Brzeski, Edward O'Shaughnessy and Howard Stewart. The awards recognized their outstanding contributions in plan ning and executing a rollout test to obtain the data needed to vali T he Space Shuttle Program Safety and Mission Assurance http://sma. jsc.nasa.gov/sirma/hotline that outlines the multiple routes for personnel to communicate and resolve shuttle safety concerns. Members of the work force are encouraged to discuss site. Shuttle safety concerns may also be submitted via three methods: The programs hotline database input (can be made anony mously): http://sma.jsc.nasa.gov/sirma/hotline/input.asp E-mail: Reporting box at Johnson Space Center in Building 30, Room 118. The shuttle safety team ensures that all concerns are ad dressed appropriately. Once a concern is entered, an analysis is made to determine if the issue can be resolved with a short-term program action or if it represents a program risk. If applicable, a program risk will be entered into the risk da tabase for tracking. During mission operations, safety concerns will be reported daily to the Mission Management Team. The link to the Shuttle Safety Hotline is located on various Web sites, including http://sspweb.jsc.nasa.gov http://ssp web.jsc.nasa.gov/mx and http://sma.jsc.nasa.gov/sirma date rollout fatigue environments for the space shuttle. When asked for his thoughts about receiving the Roll-Out Fa tigue Test Award, Brzeski said, "It was a great team to work with. For me, watching the sun rise from the mobile launcher platform while moving at 0.9 mph was one of the highlights of my career." Howard Stewart added: This award showed that NASA ap preciates its work force that can visualize, communicate and ex ecute its ideas across states, com panies, site lines as a team with a mission-success purpose. I thank all those on this team for allow ing/trusting me to take ownership of the instrumentations, which is a very integral part for the modal test data, therefore allow ing everyone to clearly focus on their area of expertise/knowledge. Hopefully, this will be known as one of the greatest teams ever as sembled for this administration that was success driven. The team developed require roll fatigue load spectra with data tion. The team planned and con ducted rollout tests of both a par tial stack and a space shuttle with to obtain data for analysis valida tion. Test requirements were coor dinated with the Orbiter Project, Kennedy Ground Operations and contractors to identify locations for installing instrumentation on Data was acquired from more than 100 channels from instruments installed on the crawler-transporter, mobile launcher platform, solid rocket booster/redesigned solid rocket motor and orbiter. Locations for Team awards honor multifaceted efforts Link to Shuttle Safety Hotline the primary interface, providing guidance on launch service capa bilities and development, imple mission integration requirements. Mitskevich was also a center LSP . continued from page 3 director management intern, gain ing critical insight into Kennedys strategic planning initiatives and overall management perspective, and she has 10 years of experience in shuttle operations and logistics. required data, allow installation access in the Vehicle Assembly Building and removal access at hardware with the installation or removal of the instrumentation or cabling. Additional data was acquired by video. This required the plan ning and setup of cameras and lighting, the installation of video coordination across multiple orga nizations. rollout data was performed by the analysis portion of the team and management was advised of impact to the vehicle prior to team consisted of experts from Langley, Johnson, Marshall Space Flight Center, Kennedy, Sandia and industry. Paul Brzeski (right) receives certicate from Don Noah for his efforts on the Roll-Out Fatigue Test Loads Systems presented by the Johnson Space Center/Space Shuttle Systems Engineering and Integration Ofce. See list at left for all who received awards.