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Composite Crew Module: Primary StructureIn January 2007, the NASA Administrator and Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate chartered the NASA Engineering and Safety Center to design, build, and test a full-scale crew module primary structure, using carbon fiber reinforced epoxy based composite materials. The overall goal of the Composite Crew Module project was to develop a team from the NASA family with hands-on experience in composite design, manufacturing, and testing in anticipation of future space exploration systems being made of composite materials. The CCM project was planned to run concurrently with the Orion project's baseline metallic design within the Constellation Program so that features could be compared and discussed without inducing risk to the overall Program. This report discusses the project management aspects of the project including team organization, decision making, independent technical reviews, and cost and schedule management approach.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Kirsch, Michael T.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 2011
Subject Category
Space Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 869021.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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