Jeff Hanley Is Fired/Transfered

JeffHanley.pngAmericaSpace Note: Today, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden testified that Constellation head Jeff Hanley had been promoted. Apparently, the NASA Administrator was offering a more upbeat appraisal of Hanley’s “transfer” from head of Constellation. Below is Jeff Hanley’s email to NASA employees and it implies a much different story than the rosy one painted by the NASA Administrator. Given the limits placed on NASA by Congress concerning Constellation, we are left wondering how this action by NASA’s executive management will be received. TBD…

From: “Hanley, Jeffrey M. (JSC-ZA111)”
Date: May 26, 2010 10:52:24 AM CDT
To: JSC-DL-Cx-Senior-Staff
Subject: 5/26 Special Cx Update

All —

I’ve been advised by HQ that my services as Cx PM are no longer required, effective immediately. Dale Thomas will be Acting PM until something more formal is issued from ESMD.

I do not want to leave without thanking all of you for five years of support in trying to rebuild NASA’s future. The multi-center, government/industry team we have built has made amazing progress in reaching for the Moon again.

Thank you all, j

5 comments to Jeff Hanley Is Fired/Transfered

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  • dogstar2

    Hanley was hired to run a program that has no

    Which is worth more, right now? Shuttle, which carries 7 crew and 22,000 lbs, plus RMS and is flying superbly, or Orion, which carries 4 plus maybe 500lb of payload, costs just as much to launch, but is at least 5 years from even being operational? It boggles the mind that we would terminate Shuttle to get the money to replace it with a system that is far less capable.

    Constellation supporters should study a little history. Apollo was canceled because launching people into space with expendable rockets was much too expensive to be of practical value. It still is.

    The Shuttle isn’t expensive because reusable vehicles are expensive. The Shuttle is expensive because it was our _first_ reusable vehicle, and we built it with no engineering prototypes to test the critical technologies in actual flight.

  • Why is Bolden so determined to wreck Constellation? Would NASA have proposed canceling Constellation if Holdren and OSTP had not?

    Videos of the 26 May House hearing with Armstrong, Cernan and Thomas Young is here

  • Hanley was hired to run a program that has no

    Which is worth more, right now? Shuttle, which carries 7 crew and 22,000 lbs, plus RMS and is flying superbly, or Orion, which carries 4 plus maybe 500lb of payload, costs just as much to launch, but is at least 5 years from even being operational? It boggles the mind that we would terminate Shuttle to get the money to replace it with a system that is far less capable.

    Constellation supporters should study a little history. Apollo was canceled because launching people into space with expendable rockets was much too expensive to be of practical value. It still is.

    The Shuttle isn’t expensive because reusable vehicles are expensive. The Shuttle is expensive because it was our _first_ reusable vehicle, and we built it with no engineering prototypes to test the critical technologies in actual flight.

  • Hanley was hired to run a program that has no

    Which is worth more, right now? Shuttle, which carries 7 crew and 22,000 lbs, plus RMS and is flying superbly, or Orion, which carries 4 plus maybe 500lb of payload, costs just as much to launch, but is at least 5 years from even being operational? It boggles the mind that we would terminate Shuttle to get the money to replace it with a system that is far less capable.

    Constellation supporters should study a little history. Apollo was canceled because launching people into space with expendable rockets was much too expensive to be of practical value. It still is.

    The Shuttle isn’t expensive because reusable vehicles are expensive. The Shuttle is expensive because it was our _first_ reusable vehicle, and we built it with no engineering prototypes to test the critical technologies in actual flight.