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NASA's Man-Systems Integration Standards: A Human Factors Engineering Standard for Everyone in the NinetiesDuring the second half of the 1980s, a document was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to aid in the application of good human factors engineering and human interface practices to the design and development of hardware and systems for use in all United States manned space flight programs. This comprehensive document, known as NASA-STD-3000, the Man-Systems Integration Standards (MSIS), attempts to address, from a human factors engineering/human interface standpoint, all of the various types of equipment with which manned space flight crew members must deal. Basically, all of the human interface situations addressed in the MSIS are present in terrestrially based systems also. The premise of this paper is that, starting with this already created standard, comprehensive documents addressing human factors engineering and human interface concerns could be developed to aid in the design of almost any type of equipment or system which humans interface with in any terrestrial environment. Utilizing the systems and processes currently in place in the MSIS Development Facility at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, any number of MSIS volumes addressing the human factors / human interface needs of any terrestrially based (or, for that matter, airborne) system could be created.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Cletis R. Booher
(Johnson Space Center Houston, United States)
Betty S. Goldsberry
(Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Dual-Use Space Technology Transfer Conference and Exhibition
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Volume: 1
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Meeting Information
Meeting: Dual-Use Space Technology Transfer Conference and Exhibition
Location: Houston, TX
Country: US
Start Date: February 1, 1994
End Date: February 3, 1994
Sponsors: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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