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New dimensions for manThe functions of man in space have been in a state of constant change since the first manned orbital flight. Initially, the onboard crewmen performed those tasks essential to piloting and navigating the spacecraft. The time devoted to these tasks has steadily decreased and the crewman's time is being allotted to functions other than orbital operations. The evolving functions include added orbital operational capabilities, experimentation, spacecraft maintenance, and fabrication of useful end items. The new functions will include routine utilization of the crewman to extend mission life, satellite retrieval and servicing, remote manipulator systems operations, and piloting of free-flying teleoperator systems. The most demanding tasks are anticipated to be associated with construction of large space structures. The projected changes will introduce innovative designs and revitalize the concepts for utilizing man in space.
Document ID
19780040110
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Louviere, A. J.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Spacecraft Design Div., Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1978
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 78-325
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting and Technical Display(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
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