Friday, June 17, 2011

Launch Director "Embarrassed" for NASA

In May, reported
...the STS-135 S0044 Launch Countdown Certification runs were conducted in Firing Rooms 4 and 2 of the Launch Control Center (LCC). This was the last ever certification run for the Space Shuttle Program.
At the end of the runs, Launch Direction Mike Leinbach – highly respected throughout the Shuttle community – addressed the entire team, telling them he knew what everyone was going through with the end of the program imminent, before going further by noting how he was “embarrassed” with the political and administration leaders for not transitioning the space program on to a new endeavor, as has been the case in the past.

Mr Leinbach received a well deserved standing ovation from the teams.

No comments: