Internal investigation after noose found hanging at NASA’s Wallops flight facility

Posted at 8:27 AM, Apr 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-04 08:27:39-04

On Thursday, the findings of an internal investigation at NASA's Wallops flight facility will be revealed.

A noose was found hanging at the facility.

This investigation took weeks after someone discovered the noose last month.

But NASA may not be the only group to take action after a union claims this is not the first sign of racial harassment.

According to, an employee found a hangman's noose last month at NASA's Wallops flight facility.

The center's director sent this letter to all employees announcing an internal investigation into the incident - assuring his commitment to "a harassment free workplace".

Recently - this space media website found out that the center's director told colleagues that a contractor employee tied the a piece of rope into a noose and handed it to a co-worker who was in a bad mood - as a joke.

The noose was then left behind and found by another contractor.

The center's director says this person has been denied access to NASA's facilities pending the results of this investigation.

Again, he will be announcing that later this morning.

Union leaders have told members that if they find indications of workplace harassment - the union will seek legal action - if necessary.