NASA Said to Be Loosening Safety Standards for Shuttle As next month's space shuttle launch approaches, NASA is trying to decide how safe is safe enough. A report in Friday's New York Times says some NASA employees are concerned that the agency is lowering some safety standards in order to pass inspection.
NPR logo

NASA Said to Be Loosening Safety Standards for Shuttle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4616230/4616231" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NASA Said to Be Loosening Safety Standards for Shuttle

NASA Said to Be Loosening Safety Standards for Shuttle

NASA Said to Be Loosening Safety Standards for Shuttle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4616230/4616231" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

As next month's space shuttle launch approaches, NASA is trying to decide how safe is safe enough. A report in Friday's New York Times says some NASA employees are concerned that the agency is lowering some safety standards in order to pass inspection.