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Orbiter structural design and verificationThe space shuttle development program provided the opportunity to challenge many of the established practices and approaches used in prior manned space flight programs. The most significant accomplishments and resulting precedents which emerged during the structural development of the space shuttle and the space shuttle orbiter are reviewed. Innovations in criteria, design solutions, and certification are highlighted, and brief comments on the lessons learned are included. Thermal stress, graphite epoxy moisture, window structure, and structural inspection are discussed under lessons learned.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Glynn, P. C.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Moser, T. L.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Space Shuttle Tech. Conf., Pt. 1
Subject Category
Space Transportation
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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