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 Eric M. Jones - NASA
Sending humans to the Moon was arguably the most difficult technological undertaking in all of history. For sure, the best of America's scientists and engineers were taxed to the limit in order to accomplish nine manned flights to the Moon...
by David S. F. Portree - NASA History Division
By examining the evolution of 50 mission studies over the past 50 years, David Portree gives us a sense of the many options that Mars human space flight planners have explored. Portree covers a wide variety of ideas for human exploration of Mars...
by Peter W. Merlin - NASA
Over the span of six decades, the U-2 evolved from a relatively basic, high-altitude camera platform for performing clandestine reconnaissance missions into a multisensor platform that has been adapted for a multitude of civil and military roles.