Source: NASA

Authors: Dede Dinius, Jay Levine

Published Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 15:00:00 +0000

Summary: NASA emphasizes safety as a core value, balancing innovation with risk management, especially after the Challenger disaster in 1986. This commitment was demonstrated at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Safety Day on April 4, featuring discussions on safety culture. Center Director Brad Flick and NASA Safety Center Deputy Director Bob Conway highlighted the importance of a safe work environment and effective communication of safety issues. Conway shared an example of a past oversight with the X-31 aircraft that led to an accident, emphasizing the need to avoid rationalizing shortcuts and to encourage critical thinking and dialogue. Peggy Hayes, acting Safety and Mission Assurance director, noted that the center has had zero lost-time accidents this fiscal year. Timothy Risch shared his personal experience with a serious accident, stressing the importance of being prepared. The event also included talks on emergency response and mental health, reinforcing NASA’s longstanding focus on safety as integral to its operations.

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