Official NASA Communication 95-135

Ed Campion Headquarters, Washington, DC August 9, 1995 (Phone: 202/358-1780) Rob Navias Johnson Space Center, Houston

(Phone: 713/483-5111) RELEASE: 95-135 SHAW TO LEAVE NASA Brewster Shaw, Director of Space Shuttle Operations has announced he is stepping down from that post effective August 18, and will leave the agency on November 3. Tommy Holloway, currently the Director of the Phase One Program, which includes a series of Shuttle-Mir docking missions leading to the development of the international Space Station, has been named to take Shaw's place with a new title of Manager, Space Shuttle Program. "This was an extremely difficult decision for me to make. The decision to leave as Director of Shuttle Operations was for personal reasons," Shaw said. "I feel it is best for me to leave the program now. I am heartened that Tommy Holloway has agreed to take over this position. I have the utmost respect for the personnel involved in the Space Shuttle program and am confident that the Shuttle will continue to operate as successfully and as safely as it has since return to flight." In his new role as Manager, Space Shuttle Program, Tommy Holloway will direct the day-to-day management and execution of the Shuttle program, including detailed program planning, scheduling and Shuttle systems configuration management.

Shaw, a former astronaut who flew on three Shuttle missions, has served in senior management positions in the Shuttle program since 1989. - end NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending an Internet electronic mail message to domo@hq.nasa.gov. In the body of the message (not the subject line) users should type the words "subscribe pressrelease" (no quotes). The system will reply with a confirmation via E-mail of each subscription. A second automatic message will include additional information on the service. Questions should be directed to (202) 358-4043.

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