01 January 2008

Shame on NASA - Pilot data should be open and transparent

NASA, its prima donna engineers and its administrator Michael Griffin should be brought to task for bungling the release of the US Pilot Survey data (Fomally called

The data presented itself is pretty useless, the timing was way off, the release of the information was obfuscation by Government at its best.

The USA relies on Air Transport. Keeping the airways and air transportation system safe has to be job 1. Clearly NASA doesn't share that view.

So Mr Griffin - get off your ass and instruct your people to present the data in a meaningful way. Instruct them then to make recommendations so we users (yes consumers and tax payers) as a whole can benefit.

Here is a short summary:

Here is the full "redacted" versions:


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