Mark Hess Headquarters, Washington, DC (Phone: 202/358-1776) RELEASE: 94-200

December 2, 1994

INDEPENDENT SHUTTLE MANAGEMENT REVIEW TEAM MEMBERS NAMED Dr. Christopher C. Kraft, former director of the Johnson Space Center, today named the members of the independent review team that will develop by March 15 a proposal for innovative concepts and tools for managing the Shuttle program. The team, made up of aerospace executives, business leaders and current and former NASA officials, was chartered by NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin. Kraft was named to head the team on Nov. 23. Kraft announced a five-member team including: Ÿ Frank Borman, former Eastern Airlines Chief Executive Officer and retired astronaut; Ÿ George W. Jeffs, former President of Rockwell International's North American Aerospace Operations; Ÿ Robert E. Lindstrom, former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Space Operations, Thiokol Corp. and retired manager of the Space Shuttle Projects Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; Ÿ Thomas E. Maultsby, General Research Corp. Vice President and former Senior Department of Defense representative to NASA Headquarters; Ÿ Isom A. Rigell, former Vice President, Florida Operations for United Space Boosters Inc., and retired Director, Shuttle Payloads and former Director, Launch Vehicle Operations at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. Technical advisors to the team will include: Ÿ Jay Honeycutt, Director for Shuttle Management and Operations at the Kennedy Space Center; Ÿ David C. Leestma, Director of Flight Crew Operations at

the Johnson Space Center, Houston; Ÿ William S. Mackey, Houston businessman and former Chairman of the Board of Lifemark Corp.; Ÿ John W. O'Neill, Director of Mission Operations at the Johnson Space Center; Ÿ George F. Page, former Deputy Director of the Kennedy Space Center; Ÿ Cary H. Rutland, Solid Rocket Booster Project Manager at the Marshall Space Flight Center; Ÿ Robert B. Sieck, Launch Director at the Kennedy Space Center. The team will assemble at the Kennedy Space Center Dec. 5 to begin an assessment of Space Shuttle management and operations. The review team plans two days of meetings next week with NASA managers and contractors involved in Shuttle operations at KSC. They will convene the following week Dec. 12 at the Johnson Space Center for meetings with NASA and contractor personnel involved with Shuttle managment and operations from both Johnson and Marshall. -endNASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending an Internet electronic mail message to In the body of the message (not the subject line) users should type the words "subscribe press-release" (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.