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An overview of the EASE/ACCESS space construction demonstrationConsideration is given to the development of the Experimental Assembly of Structures in EVA/Assembly Concept for Construction of Erectable Space Structures (EASE/ACCESS) space construction demonstration, which was performed during Space Shuttle mission 61-B. The mission equipment is described and illustrated and the EASE/ACCESS mission management structure is outlined. Simulations of the assembly and disassembly in the NASA neutral buoyancy simulators were used to test the mission plans. In addition, EVA training and crew performance for the mission are discussed.
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Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Levin, George M.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Ross, Jerry L.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Spring, Sherwood C.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Meeting Information
Meeting: Space 88 Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Country: United States
Start Date: August 29, 1988
End Date: August 31, 1988
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