Who is on the committee? What was their assignment?
The Astronaut Health Care System Review Committee was formed after NASA Administrator Michael Griffin directed the agency’s Chief Health and Medical Officer Dr. Richard Williams in a Feb. 7, 2007, memo to conduct a review of the medical and behavioral health services available to NASA astronauts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Eight committee members were selected from a pool of nominees provided by the senior medical officers of other federal agencies. The committee was chaired by Air Force Col. Richard Bachmann, commander of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. It was one of two reviews, the other being an internal Johnson Space Center review, begun in the wake of former astronaut Lisa Nowak’s arrest.