Breaking the Mishap Chain
by P.W. Merlin, G.A. Bendrick, D.A. Holland
Publisher: NASA 2012
Number of pages: 244
This volume contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving experimental aircraft, aerospace vehicles, and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. It is offered as a learning tool so that future organizations, programs, and projects may not be destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.
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by Douglas A. Joyce - NASA
The X-31 was unique in the world of experimental or X-airplanes. It was the only X-plane that was designed, manufactured, and tested as an international effort; a joint effort of the United States and Germany. It supported two separate test programs.
by Roger D. Launius, Dennis R. Jenkins - NASA
Returning to Earth after a flight into space is a challenge, and contributions from the NASA in aerodynamics, thermal protection, control, stability, propulsion, and landing systems have proven critical to the success of the human space flight.
by Dave Doody - NASA
This tutorial is designed to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with people interested in interplanetary space flight.
by Boris Chertok - NASA
This is volume 2 -- Creating a Rocket Industry: Chertok not only describes and reflects upon his experiences, but he also elicits and extracts profound insights from an epic story about a society's quest to explore the cosmos.