NASA Releases Astronaut Code of Professional Responsibility

October 22, 2008 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

From WESH Orlando (hat tip NASA Watch):

NASA Releases Astronaut Code Of Conduct
Nowak Case, Drinking Astronauts Lead To Code

POSTED: 7:24 am EDT October 22, 2008
UPDATED: 7:42 am EDT October 22, 2008
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA officials have released a new code of conduct for its astronauts.

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For almost 50 years, NASA never thought it needed to tell astronauts how to behave, but the behavior of Lisa Nowak comes immediately to mind when reading NASA’s new astronaut code of conduct.

Nowak didn’t attend an appeal hearing on Tuesday. Prosecutors wanted to reverse a judge’s ruling that threw out some of Nowak’s statements to police and some evidence found in her car during a cross-country trek to allegedly attack a romantic rival. They disputed defense claims that she didn’t know her rights at the time.

There’s an entire section in the code of professional responsibility on relationships. . . [Full Story]

The Code is available as a PDF.

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