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U.S. Spacesuit Knowledge Capture Accomplishments in Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013
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Author and Affiliation:
Chullen, Cinda(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States);
Oliva, Vladenka R.(Jacobs Technology, Inc., Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: The NASA U.S. spacesuit knowledge capture (KC) program has been in operations since the beginning 2008. The program was designed to augment engineers and others with information about spacesuits in a historical way. A multitude of seminars have captured spacesuit history and knowledge over the last six years of the programs existence. Subject matter experts have provided lectures and were interviewed to help bring the spacesuit to life so that lessons learned will never be lost. As well, the program concentrated in reaching out to the public and industry by making the recorded events part of the public domain through the NASA technical library via You Tube media. The U.S. spacesuit KC topics have included lessons learned from some of the most prominent spacesuit experts and spacesuit users including current and former astronauts. The events have enriched the spacesuit legacy knowledge from Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs. As well, expert engineers and scientists have shared their challenges and successes to be remembered. The last few years have been some of the most successful years of the KC program program's life with numerous recordings and releases to the public. It is evidenced by the thousands that have view the recordings online. This paper reviews the events accomplished and archived over Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 and highlights a few of the most memorable ones. This paper also communicates ways to access the events that are available internally to NASA as well as in the public domain.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2014
Document ID:
20140003740
(Acquired Apr 30, 2014)
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-29952
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: International Conference on Environmental Systems; 44th; 13-17 Jul. 3024; Tucson, AZ; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Texas Technological Univ.; Lubbock, TX, United States
American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
American Inst. of Chemical Engineers; New York, NY, United States
American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Naperville, IL, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: SPACE SUITS; LESSONS LEARNED; HISTORIES; DOCUMENTATION; PUBLIC RELATIONS
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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