As problems persisted with the Discovery mission, the NCA came into effect, absorbing the United States Astronautics Agency (USAA) prior to December 9, 2001.[note 1] Heywood Floyd’s position with the former USAA, grandfathered him in as Chairman of the NCA. As the Council took control over active US space programs, measures were taken to force Floyd out of his position as Chairman. The NCA accepts Floyd’s resignation, and Victor Millson succeeds him as Chairman.
- ↑ The date, December 9, 2001, was contrived from Heywood Floyd’s NCA Discovery Mission Report seen in 2010: The Year We Make Contact.
- ↑ In 2010: The Year We Make Contact, Heywood Floyd had 4 months to prep for flight, on a two and a half year long journey (totaling three years before/or into 2010)— 2010 Screenplay, pp. 22-23