Report: NASA Plum Brook's facility needs use

Supporters want more business for B-2 testing facility
Andy Ouriel
Apr 4, 2013

 

A federal investigator has determined a unique experimental facility at NASA Plum Brook Station lacks a clear purpose, given that administrators failed to secure future tests there.

The report, by NASA inspector general Paul Martin, recommends keeping the rocket-engine testing center active for now.

To read the full story and learn more about the B-2 chamber, pick up Thursday's Register or subscribe to the ePaper here. Also, be sure to check out the report below, posted as a PDF.

Comments

Pete

Cue FreeMan!

wiredmama222

LOL....I was waiting for someone to say that!

Pete

I'm just glad he can't type in color anymore. His rants against NASA are one thing, but that color crap was just irritating!

He seriously needs to move on. So he didn't get hired there "X" amount of years ago. To hold a grudge this long cannot be healthy.

wiredmama222

@Pete...AMEN

Free Man

Hi Wired,are you still out there or did you get moved to another test site.?
Give me a call I have some (Private Sector ) work for you. Sorry to hear about the lay offs.

Free Man

Hi Pete, are you still at GRC Brookpark. Give me a call I have some (private sector work for you). Tell everybody I said hello.

Pete

Sure I am. Post up your phone number so I can call you!

Free Man

Your wife has it :)

Pete

She's my ex-wife and you are more than welcome to her!

donutshopguy

Last year our government spent $2.2 BILLION dollars for Obama phones. Why not spread some of that free money here.

Pete

Stand in line at Kroger's etc when the food cards are filled and you will see those phones/dollars used right here in River City!

Free Man

A federal investigator has determined a unique experimental facility at NASA Plum Brook Station lacks a clear purpose, given that administrators failed to secure future tests there. I think we already know that. Demolition to stat in 2014.

Free Man

These are same findings as in 2005. I have no problem with nasa or plumbrook,
Just tax money being wasted. $405K yrly to keep B-2 open with no tests in 10 yrs. is a waste.

wiredmama222

@Freeman...you will be happy to see that today a big deal was being made about some old "TNT" and other explosives that an inspector found in some underground bunkers found at the old NASA site. They found it to be "unsafe" and want it cleaned up immediately.

The men presently at NASA say they monitor the ordiences weekly and find nothing to worry about, stating it isn't a problem. The explosives are scattered and underground over a fairly wide area out there.

Others say the inspector is making a big deal over nothing and it isn't that bad. That what some of this tax money is used for.

Would you care to comment? I am serious about this, not being a smart arse either. Do we, as a community, have something to worry about? I thought all that stuff was removed after WWII, and when NASA was shut down. They say no. What's the skinny on this. Is that reactor shut down or not?

Free Man

I really would have the Army Core, EPA, and NRC take a close look.
The Army Core will have the ability to help.
The work force presently at NASA is low skilled.(no money)
Contact youre representatives.
The place needs Cleaned Up.

Free Man

Yes use the tax money to clean it up. I have no problem with it used in a postive way. the test sites are supported by tax dollars but are not used.. thats my issue.