Press Release

NASA Selects Dr. Dan Crippen for Safety Advisory Panel

By SpaceRef Editor
July 29, 2004
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NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe has selected Dr. Dan
Crippen to serve on NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
(ASAP). He replaces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Walter Cantrell, who
stepped down last month to join NASA as Deputy Chief Engineer
for Independent Technical Authority.

“We needed someone with a strong reputation for objective and
insightful analysis, and Dan’s experience in both the public
and private sectors makes him a tremendous asset to our
safety advisory panel,” said Administrator O’Keefe. “Dan’s
also a member of the Stafford-Covey Task Group, which will
help provide continuity between the two safety panels as our
Return to Flight efforts continue.”

Until January, Crippen served as the fifth Director of the
Congressional Budget Office. His public service positions
also include Chief Counsel and Economic Policy Adviser to the
Senate Majority Leader (1981-1985); Deputy Assistant to the
President for Domestic Policy (1987-1988); and Domestic
Policy Advisor and Assistant to the President for Domestic
Policy (1988-1989), where he advised the President on all
issues relating to domestic policy, including the preparation
and presentation of the federal budget. He has provided
service to several national commissions, including membership
on the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform,
Recovery and Enforcement.

Crippen has substantial experience in the private sector as
well. Before joining the Congressional Budget Office, he was
a principal with Washington Counsel, a law and consulting
firm. He has also served as Executive Director of the Merrill
Lynch International Advisory Council and as a founding
partner and Senior Vice President of The Duberstein Group.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
South Dakota in 1974, a Master of Arts from Ohio State
University in 1976, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public
Finance from Ohio State in 1981.

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel charter and member
biographies are available on the Internet at:

Information about the Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task
Group, including member biographies is available at:

Information about NASA is available at:

SpaceRef staff editor.