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Planning and management of science programs on SkylabDiscussion of the experience gained in experiment operation planning during the Skylab mission. The Skylab flight planning activity allowed the experimenters to interact with the system and provided the flexibility to respond to contingencies both major and minor. Both these aspects contributed to make efficient use of crew time thus helping to increase the science return from the mission. Examples of the need for real time scheduling response and of the tradeoffs considered between conflicting experiment requirements are presented. General management principles derived from this experience are developed. The Skylab mission experiences, together with previous Apollo mission experiences, are shown to provide a good background for Shuttle flight planning.
Document ID
19750027958
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Parker, R. A. R.
Sevier, J. R. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1974
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 74-1215
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other