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History and Archives Contribute to the Success of Space Flight ProgramsFinal Paper, not the Abstract, is attached: This report discusses how history can be used by management, engineering, and operations personnel within space flight programs. Works by professional historians and sociologists inform key decision makers and policy specialists on lessons learned from space flight program management successes and failures, as well as from legislative affairs, policy making, and commercial space efforts. Vehicle engineering history written by engineers for an engineering or operations audience informs project management and technical personnel on lessons learned, best practices, and the rationale behind the design and operation of flight vehicles and supporting ground systems. Archives play a critical role in supporting the efforts of both professional historians and flight program personnel. Suggestions are made concerning how professional historians could leverage the interests and knowledge of flight program personnel to obtain more insight that is needed to support historical research efforts.
Document ID
20190000085
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Goodman, John L.
(Odyssey Space Research, LLC Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
January 16, 2019
Publication Date
December 1, 2018
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
NASA/CR-2018-220044
JSC-E-DAA-TN61359
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Archive
History
Knowledge Management
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