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NASA Shares Findings, Recommendations, and Response to Review of International Space Station National Lab

6 Apr 2020, 20:04 UTC
NASA Shares Findings, Recommendations, and Response to Review of International Space Station National Lab
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WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — An external team appointed by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has completed its review of the operations and management of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, which the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) manages.

The Independent Review Team (IRT) delivered its report to the agency in February, and NASA is now publicly releasing the report in full as well as the agency’s response to its recommendations.

“We are grateful to the Independent Review Team and chairperson Dr. Elizabeth Cantwell for their work,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “We have heard the team’s recommendations, and NASA concurs that a significant change is needed to ensure American citizens obtain the most from their investment in the International Space Station. NASA and CASIS are now in alignment. Our forward plan is based on the Independent Review Team’s findings and recommendations, and we look forward to continuing work with CASIS to bring the ISS National Lab into a new era.”

The Independent Review Team’s report outlines the enormity of the mission for the ISS National Lab, the progress made, and the evolution of both the underlying set of expectations and predicted futures for the ...

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