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February 25, 1993 (Phone: 202/358-1826) RELEASE: 93-038 GOLDIN ANNOUNCES KEY SPACE STATION POSTS, SPENDING MEASURES NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin has named Dr. Joseph F. Shea to oversee the redesign of the Space Station and has provided new policy direction for Space Station contract cost management during the design transition. Shea has been appointed Assistant Deputy Administrator of the agency and will be directly responsible for leading NASA's efforts to develop options for the redesign of the Space Station, its mission and management structure. A candidate also will be named, shortly, to establish and chair a blue ribbon panel of outside experts to review and assess NASA's redesign concept and approach. "I have asked Joe Shea to come back to NASA to head the redesign effort. He has recently been serving as the Acting Chair of the NASA Advisory Council and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this critical task," Goldin said. Joe will be responsible for assembling a team that will involve a variety of individuals from across NASA and our international partners and will call upon the expertise of individuals both within and outside of the government and academia. The NASA/contractor Space Station team also will be called upon and Joe will work with Dick Kohrs to assure access and insight to ongoing program activities. This team will truly

reflect the cultural diversity of the agency and country," Goldin added. Kohrs is Director of the Space Station Program Office. - more -2Goldin also announced agency-wide measures to conserve resources and restrict new spending during the redesign transition. In general, no new awards or new work modifications which relate to the current Space Station program, including support service contracts, will be solicited or issued. Work on existing contracts is not to be accelerated and Space Station contractors are being advised to discontinue overtime and any further staffing increases. An adjunct professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shea has served on the NASA Advisory Council for several years. His contributions in the field of space flight also include 5 years with NASA in the 1960's as Deputy Director of Manned Space Flight and as Apollo Program Manager at the NASA Manned Spaceflight Center, Houston (now the Johnson Space Center). He also served as Manager of the Titan inertial guidance program for General Motors Corp. and is a retired senior vice president of the Raytheon Co. Shea has served on the Defense Science Board and the National Research Council, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a former President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. - end -