NASA Releases Results of O'Connor Safety Review


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WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, Aug. 29, NASA will announce the results of a review conducted by NASA Chief of Safety and Mission Assurance Bryan O'Connor to evaluate allegations of improper alcohol use by astronauts.

NASA will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St., S.W., Washington. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and O'Connor will participate in the news conference.

O'Connor began reviewing all existing policies and procedures related to alcohol use and astronaut medical fitness prior to spaceflight after the NASA Astronaut Heath Care System Review Committee released its findings in July. His report will be available online at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at:

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/astronautreport.html

Media representatives may ask questions from participating NASA field centers. Reporters should call their local center to confirm its participation in the event.

The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television and online. To watch online and for NASA TV downlink, schedule and web video streaming information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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