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Author Chesley, Alfred T
Title Next Generation of Human Space Flight Systems
Imprint Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2009
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (154 pages)
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Series Space Science, Exploration and Policies
Space Science, Exploration and Policies
Note Intro -- NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANSPACE FLIGHT SYSTEMS -- NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANSPACE FLIGHT SYSTEMS -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- NASA: AGENCY FACES CHALLENGESDEFINING SCOPE AND COSTS OF SPACESHUTTLE TRANSITION AND RETIREMENT* -- WHAT GAO FOUND -- WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY -- WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS -- RESULTS IN BRIEF -- BACKGROUND -- NASA FACES CHALLENGES DEFINING SSP TRANSITIONAND RETIREMENT SCOPE AND COSTS -- Lack of Finalized Constellation Program RequirementsContributes to SSP Transition and Retirement Uncertainties -- NASA Will Not Complete the TPA Process Until after theAgency's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2010 Is Submitted -- Other Challenges Further Hamper NASA's Efforts -- SSP TRANSITION AND RETIREMENT COSTS ARE NOTTRANSPARENT IN NASA'S BUDGET -- SSP Budget Line -- Cross-Agency Support Appropriation Account -- CONCLUSIONS -- RECOMMENDATION FOR EXECUTIVE ACTION -- AGENCY COMMENTSAND OUR EVALUATION -- APPENDIX I: OBJECTIVES, SCOPE,AND METHODOLOGY -- APPENDIX II: COMMENTS FROM THE NATIONALAERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION -- REFERENCES -- ARES I AND ORION PROJECT RISKS ANDKEY INDICATORS TO MEASURE PROGRESS* -- WHAT GAO FOUND -- WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY -- BACKGROUND -- REQUIREMENTS SETTING IS A PRIMARY CHALLENGEFOR BOTH THE ARES I AND ORION PROJECTS -- TECHNOLOGY AND HARDWARE GAPS ALONG WITHREQUIREMENTS UNCERTAINTY ARE INCREASING RISK -- CONSTELLATION COST ESTIMATES ARE PRELIMINARYDUE TO REQUIREMENTS UNCERTAINTY -- SCHEDULE PRESSURES ADD ADDITIONALRISKS FOR ARES I AND ORION -- Ares I -- Orion -- TEST FACILITIES FOR ARES I AND ORION INSUFFICIENT -- OVERSIGHT BASED ON BEST PRACTICES AND KEYINDICATORS IMPORTANT FOR PROGRAM SUCCESS -- Weight Growth -- Software Complexity -- Indicators that Can be Used to AssessKnowledge Gap at Key Junctures -- Preliminary Design Review -- Critical Design Review -- Production Review -- CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
REFERENCES -- NASA SUPPLIER BASE: CHALLENGES EXISTIN TRANSITIONING FROM THE SPACESHUTTLE PROGRAM TO THE NEXTGENERATION OF HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT SYSTEMS* -- WHAT GAO FOUND -- WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY -- WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS -- ABBREVIATIONS -- RESULTS IN BRIEF -- BACKGROUND -- NASA'S NEW PLANS AND PROCESSES ESTABLISH AFOUNDATION FOR MANAGING TRANSITION, RETIREMENT,AND THE SUPPLIER BASE -- New Plans Reflect NASA's Overall Strategyto Manage Transition and Retirement -- NASA Has Developed New Decision-MakingProcess to Manage Supplier Base -- EFFECTIVENESS OF NASA'S TRANSITION PLANS ANDPROCESSES NOT KNOWN UNTIL CONSTELLATION'SSUPPLIER BASE NEEDS BECOME CLEARER AND MOREDECISIONS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED -- Constellation Lacks Detailed Supplier Base Needs Requirements -- Increasing Number of Supplier and Capability Decisions to Be Madein Coming Years Could Overwhelm NASA's Processes -- OBSOLESCENCE,WORKFORCE ISSUES,AND TRANSITION COST ESTIMATES POSE OTHERCHALLENGES TO NASA'S TRANSITION EFFORTS -- Obsolescence -- Supplier Viability -- Potential Loss of NASA Expertise -- Environmental Disposal and Cleanup -- Transition Cost Estimates -- CONCLUSIONS -- RECOMMENDATION -- AGENCY COMMENTS AND OUR EVALUATION -- APPENDIX I: SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY -- APPENDIX II: SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAMCRITICAL SINGLE SOURCE SUPPLIERS -- APPENDIX III: COMMENTS FROM THE NATIONALAERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION -- REFERENCES -- U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESCOMMITTEE ON SCIENCE ANDTECHNOLOGY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACEAND AERONAUTICS, HEARING CHARTER,NASA'S EXPLORATION INITIATIVE:STATUS AND ISSUES -- PURPOSE -- WITNESSES -- ISSUES THAT MAY BE RAISED AT THE HEARING -- BACKGROUND -- Overview -- FISCAL YEAR 2009 BUDGET REQUEST -- ASSUMED BUDGET GROWTH FOR NASA EXPLORATIONFY 2009 - FY 2013 -- EXPLORATION SYSTEMSARCHITECTURE STUDY -- REVISITING THE CONSTELLATION ARCHITECTURE
STATUS OF KEY EXPLORATION SYSTEMSINITIATIVES AND THE "GAP" -- INITIAL LUNAR EXPLORATION -- FUTURE HUMAN EXPLORATION OF THE MOON -- INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONIN SPACE EXPLORATION -- ATTACHMENT 1.THE CONSTELLATION ARCHITECTURE -- REFERENCES -- STATEMENT OF RICHARD J. GILBRECH,PH.D.ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOREXPLORATION SYSTEMS MISSIONDIRECTORATE, NATIONAL AERONAUTICSAND SPACE ADMINISTRATION BEFORE THESUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACE ANDAERONAUTICS,COMMITTEE ON SCIENCEAND TECHNOLOGY, U.S. HOUSEOF REPRESENTATIVES -- CONSTELLATION PROGRAM STATUS -- STATUS OF THE ORION CREW EXPLORATION VEHICLE -- STATUS OF THE ARES I CREW LAUNCH VEHICLE -- THE COMMERCIAL CREW AND CARGO PROGRAM -- LUNAR IMPLEMENTATION -- ADVANCED CAPABILITIES -- SEEKING SYNERGIES BETWEEN CONSTELLATIONAND LUNAR ARCHITECTURE -- CONCLUSION -- STATEMENT OF MICHAEL D. GRIFFIN,ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL AERONAUTICSAND SPACE ADMINISTRATION BEFORE THESUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACE,AERONAUTICSAND RELATED SCIENCES, COMMITTEE ONCOMMERCE, SCIENCE ANDTRANSPORTATION,UNITED STATES SENATE -- TRANSITION CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE -- NASA OPPORTUNITIES AT KSC -- ENABLING WORKFORCE TRANSITION THROUGHRETRAINING AND INCENTIVES -- KSC FUTURE ROLE IN HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT -- LAUNCH SERVICES PROGRAM -- COMMERCIAL SPACE ACTIVITY AT KSC -- ENHANCED USE LEASING (EUL) -- IRAN, NORTH KOREA AND SYRIA NONPROLIFERATIONACT (INKSNA) RELIEF -- CONCLUSION -- INDEX
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Link Print version: Chesley, Alfred T. Next Generation of Human Space Flight Systems Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated,c2009 9781606927267
Subject Aerospace engineering -- United States.;Manned space flight.;Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
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