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NASA flight controllers - Meeting cultural and leadership challenges on the critical path to mission successAs part of its preparation for missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA has identified high priority critical path roadmap (CPR) questions, two of which focus on the performance of mission control personnel. NASA flight controllers have always worked in an incredibly demanding setting, but the International Space Station poses even more challenges than prior missions. We surveyed 14 senior ISS flight controllers and a contrasting sample of 12 more junior controllers about the management and cultural challenges they face and the most effective strategies for addressing them. There was substantial consensus among participants on some issues, such as the importance of building a personal relationship with Russian colleagues. Responses from junior and senior controllers differed in some areas, such as training. We frame the results in terms of two CPR questions. We aim to use our results to improve flight controller training.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Clement, James L., Jr.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Ritsher, Jennifer Boyd
(California Univ. San Francisco, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2006
Subject Category
Aircraft Stability And Control
Meeting Information
Human Performance in Extreme Environments(San Francisco, CA)
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