Press Release

Minutes of Senior Staff and Center Directors’ Meeting January 1, 2000

By SpaceRef Editor
January 10, 2000
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The following documents the discussions addressed at the Senior Staff and
Center Directors’ Meeting on January 10, 2000. Mr. Goldin did not attend
the meeting. Action assignments have been placed in brackets [ ] for easy

1. AA Reports

B/Holz: Mr. Holz reported that the Chief Financial Officer’s staff will be
on a retreat in Hagerstown, MD, later this week.

S/Weiler: Dr. Weiler reported that the Hubble Space Telescope is back in
business and doing well.

P/Wilhide: Ms. Wilhide reported that Eileen Collins rang the bell at the
New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, January 4, 2000, and that the stock
market went up.

AE/Hudkins: Mr. Hudkins reported that the Office of the Chief Engineer
coordinated a meeting with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., assigned by the DOD
to access the space industrial base. The Booz-Allen team is led by General
Moorman and Jimmy Hill. Each Enterprise presented its activities, and NASA
has requested to participate in the final briefing scheduled for late

U/Nicogossian: Dr. Nicogossian reported on the following: 1) The Task
Group to Review Alternative Institutional Arrangements for Space Station
Research, under the auspices of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics
and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council, will release
the study, “Institutional Arrangements for Space Station Research,” at 5
p.m. on January 11, 2000. The Task Group, chaired by Dr. Cornelius J.
Pings who is retired from the American Association of Universities,
consisted of 13 members plus 1 ex officio member from academia, industry,
and Government research and engineering organizations. The Task Group was
organized in response to a request from management of the International
Space Station research and held three meetings over the course of the
study, beginning in May 1999 in Houston, TX, and two follow-on meetings in
Washington, DC. 2) Dr. David Satcher, Assistant Secretary for Health and
Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the
Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications’ Sixth NASA
Seminar Series on “Global Trends of Emerging Infectious and Non-Infectious
Diseases.” The presentation, broadcast to all Centers and internationally,
will be in the ViTS Room, CD-61, on Friday, January 14, 2000, from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. All Headquarters OIC’s have been personally invited and asked to
RSVP, due to limited seating space.

2. AI/Dr. Mulville

Dr. Mulville reported on the following: 1) Weekly health and safety
topic-Health Vulnerability Assessment-was sent out on e-mail 10 days ago.
The main message is that we as Senior Managers need to ensure that we have
a good understanding of the health risks present at our Centers, and we
need to have plans in place to deal with those risks. The writeup has some
suggested questions for Senior Managers to ask as part of this assessment.
2) Twenty-five years ago this week, on January 14, 1975, Apollo-Soyuz Test
Project members, Thomas P. Stafford, Donald K. Slayton, and Vance D. Brand,
participated in a 9-hour exercise at KSC to test the Apollo spacecraft’s
internal systems, Earth-landing systems, and instrument packages.

3. Center Reports

DFRC/Petersen: Mr. Petersen reported that Mr. Goldin will be visiting the
Center later today.

GRC/Barna: Mr. Barna reported that four Ohio Northern University (ONU)
students, with GRC’s Robert Button as their mentor, have been awarded first
prize in the 1999 Myron Zucker National Student Design Contest for their
paper “Peak Power Tracker for NASA’s Series Connected Boost Regulator.”
The students, as well as ONU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department, received cash honoraria and certificates and have been invited
to attend the national Industry Applications Society annual meeting in
Phoenix, Arizona, to be recognized for their achievements and to present
their paper. This signifies the important partnership between NASA
engineers and university students.

JSC/Abbey: Mr. Abbey reported on the following: 1) The International
Space Station is performing well in orbit. 2) The STS-103 Space
Shuttle mission crew debriefings are complete. 3) A Flight Readiness
Review for the next mission, STS-99, is scheduled for next Tuesday, January

LaRC/Creedon: Dr. Creedon reported that Mr. Goldin visited the Center on
Friday, January 7, with a congressional delegation. Mr. Goldin’s speech
was very well received.



Officials-in-Charge of NASA Headquarters Offices:
AI/Dr. Mulville
AB/Ms. Tagg
AE/Mr. Hudkins (Acting)
AF/Mr. Venneri
AJ/Mr. Tam
AO/Mr. Holcomb
AS/Dr. Olsen
B/Mr. Holz
C/Mr. Christensen
E/Mr. Reese
F/Ms. Novak
G/Mr. Frankle
H/Mr. Luedtke
I/Mr. Schumacher
J/Mr. Sutton
K/Mr. Thomas
L/Mr. Heffernan
M/Mr. Rothenberg
P/Ms. Wilhide
Q/Mr. Gregory
R/Gen. Armstrong
S/Dr. Weiler
U/Dr. Nicogossian
W/Ms. Gross
Y/Dr. Asrar
Z/Ms. Garver

Directors, NASA Centers:
ARC/Dr. McDonald
DFRC/Mr. Petersen
GRC/Mr. Campbell
GSFC/Mr. Diaz
JSC/Mr. Abbey
KSC/Mr. Bridges
LaRC/Dr. Creedon
MSFC/Mr. Stephenson
SSC/Mr. Estess

Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
Dr. Stone
A/Ms. Roberts
A/Ms. Landrus
AB/Ms. Saldana
AE/Ms. Moore
AF/Ms. Eastman
AI/Ms. Bloxon
AI/Ms. Shaeffer
AO/Ms. Wissinger
AS/Ms. Simms
C-3/Ms. Soper

SpaceRef staff editor.