- Press Release
- August 15, 2022
Stafford-Covey Task Group Schedules Public Meeting and Briefing
The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group will hold
its next public meeting at 8:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, Dec. 16,
at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Institute, 14205
Cochran Road, Building 700, Huntsville, Ala.
A news conference will follow the meeting at 3 p.m. EST at
the Marshall Center Studio in Building 4207. The news
conference will be carried live on NASA TV with questions
taken only from media at Marshall.
The news conference participants are Task Group Co-Chairmen
retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford and
Richard O. Covey, Technical Panel Lead Joseph Cuzzupoli,
Management Panel Lead Dr. Daniel L. Crippen and Operations
Panel Lead Col. James C. Adamson.
Reporters who want to participate should contact June Malone
at the Marshall Public Affairs Office at: 256/544-0034 by 5
p.m. EST, Dec. 14, for access. Media attending the news
conference must report to Gate 9, Ridout Road exit from I-565.
Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media
will need two photo identifications and proof of vehicle
registration and insurance. NASA chartered the Task Group to
perform an independent assessment of the agency’s NASA’s
implementation of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board’s
Additional information on the Stafford-Covey Return to Flight
Task Group is available at:
NASA TV is available via satellite in the continental U.S. on
AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude.
The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and
audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV
is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137
degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz.
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
The news briefing also will be broadcast live on the Internet