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A History of Aerospace Problems, Their Solutions, Their LessonsThe positive aspect of problem occurrences is the opportunity for learning and a challenge for innovation. The learning aspect is not restricted to the solution period of the problem occurrence, but can become the beacon for problem prevention on future programs. Problems/failures serve as a point of departure for scaling to new designs. To ensure that problems/failures and their solutions guide the future programs, a concerted effort has been expended to study these problems, their solutions, their derived lessons learned, and projections for future programs. This includes identification of technology thrusts, process changes, codes development, etc. However, they must not become an excuse for adding layers upon layers of standards, criteria, and requirements, but must serve as guidelines that assist instead of stifling engineers. This report is an extension of prior efforts to accomplish this task. Although these efforts only scratch the surface, it is a beginning that others must complete.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Ryan, R. S.
(NASA Huntsville, AL United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1996
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:3653
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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