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Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
Annual Reports


The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) is an independent group of experts that advises NASA. Its origins date back to NASA's response to the Apollo 1 fire in January 1967. It has issued annual reports since 1971, as well as other special reports. The current ASAP annual report, as well as other information about the panel, is available from the ASAP home page.

Back issues of ASAP annual and special reports are below. Please keep in mind that the report covering a particular calendar year was often released during the following calendar year. After the Columbia (STS-107) accident on February 1, 2003, the ASAP was reformulated and an annual report was not issued for 2003. Starting in 2004, the ASAP has begun issuing its reports on a quarterly basis.


For more recent reports please click here
2004 Annual Report  Part 1                
2003 - No report                  
2002 Annual Report                  
2001 Annual Report                  
2000 Annual Report                  
1999 Annual Report                  
1998 Annual Report                  
1997 Annual Report                  
1996 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1995 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1994 Annual Report Part 1 Part 1              
1993 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1992 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3            
1991 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1990 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3            
1989 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3            
1988 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1987 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3            
1986 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3            
1985 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1984 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1983 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1982 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1981 Annual Report                  
1980 Annual Report                  
1979 Annual Report                  
1978 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2              
1977 Annual Report                  
1976 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6      
1975 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9
1974 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9
1973 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4          
1972 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4          
1971 Annual Report Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4          

Other Background Documents
Public Law establishing ASAP (August 21, 1967)
The NASA Management Instruction (NMI) establishing ASAP (December 7, 1967)
Implementation Recommendations for the ASAP (December 15, 1967)
ASAP Lessons Learned Regarding Spacecraft Design (November 1986)
Latest Charter (September 12, 2013)
Cumulative Membership List (through January 30, 2014)


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Updated January 31, 2014
Marian R. Norris, ASAP
Steve Garber, NASA History Web Curator
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