Press Release

Statement on STS 107 by the United Space Aliance

By SpaceRef Editor
February 1, 2003
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We deeply regret today’s tragedy, and our hearts and prayers go out to
the families of the crew. The safety of the astronauts has always been
our top priority, and this tragic loss is very painful to us all. 
Right now, our top priority is and will remain the determination of
the cause of the accident as soon as possible in order to prevent it
from ever happening again. 

We are also mindful of the crew of the International Space Station as
they carry on the legacy of their colleagues.  Our commitment to their
ongoing safety and success remains steadfast. 

There will be a full investigation and we are working with NASA to
determine the cause.  Until then, it would be less than responsible to
speculate.  We will do our best to keep you informed as our
understanding of the facts develops.

Russell D. Turner
President and CEO
United Space Alliance

SpaceRef staff editor.