The public meeting and media availability will be in the Debus Conference Facility
at the KSC Visitor Center. Media desiring to cover the meeting should contact
Bruce Buckingham, KSC Public Affairs, at 321/867-2468.
During their three-day KSC visit, the Task Group will conduct organizational activities,
tour Space Shuttle facilities, and receive briefings on a variety of Shuttle-related
The Task Group was chartered by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe to perform an
independent assessment of NASA's implementation of the Columbia Accident Investigation
Board's final recommendations. The group is co-chaired by Covey, who is a former
Space Shuttle commander, and retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General, and Apollo
commander, Thomas P. Stafford.
Additional information about the Task Group is available in the Return to Flight
section of the NASA Web site home page:
For biographies of the Task Group members, visit: