Accession Number : AD0641287

Title :   AN EVALUATION OF MAN'S CAPABILITY TO PERFORM SUPPORT FUNCTIONS IN SPACE,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : MAY,Chester B. ; Holmes,A. E.

Report Date : 10 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : As future space missions extend man's stay time in space past thirty days, support activities such as maintenance, assembly and resupply will become necessary. Development of this support technology must be integrated with development of advanced spacecraft systems. Analytical techniques and data on human performance limitations and support equipment capabilities are being developed so that support posture for a given mission can be optimized with the system development. Although programs have been conducted since 1960 in the investigation of specific areas such as special tools or accessory equipment, including orbital experiments for evaluation, much more development is needed before a true in-space support capability can be said to exist. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE MAINTENANCE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), SPACECRAFT, ASTRONAUTS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MAINTAINABILITY, SPACE TOOLS

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE