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STS-114: Engine Cut-Off Sensors Are a No-Go: Teaching Notes for NASA Case Study
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Author and Affiliation: Ransom, Khadijah S.
Johnson, Grace K.(NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Abstract: This case study format is intended to simulate the experience of facing the same difficult challenges and making the same critical decisions as managers, engineers, and scientists in the Space Shuttle Program. It has been designed for use in the classroom setting to help students develop skills related to decision-making. Students will read about the engine cut-off sensor anomaly which created challenges during the STS-114 mission and have the opportunity to make decisions as lead NASA engineers and Mission Management Team members. Included within this document are three case study presentation options - class discussion, group activity, and open-ended research. Please read the full case prior to in-class presentation to allow ample time for students' analysis and reflection, as well as to prepare additional questions. activities or exercises, material selection, etc. Depending upon the setting of your presentation and the number of participants, please choose at least one presentation format beforehand and plan accordingly. You may expect the following learning objectives by using the proposed formats. Learning Objectives: To enable students to experience the responsibilities of NASA management, engineers, and analysis; to discover possible procedures for investigating system anomalies; to become familiar with the liquid hydrogen low level engine cut-off sensor, including its function, connecting components, and location within the Space Shuttle; and to encourage critical analysis and stimulating discussion of Space Shuttle mission challenges.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2013
Document ID:
20130013466
(Acquired May 17, 2013)
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: SCSC-T-0213, KSC-2013-075
Document Type: Technical Report
Publication Information: (SEE 20130013485; 20130013484)
Financial Sponsor: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: ANOMALIES; DECISION MAKING; EDUCATION; ENGINEERS; HYDROGEN ENGINES; MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS; SPACE SHUTTLES; SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM; STIMULATION
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