Accession Number : AD0690986

Title :   POTENTIAL CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF SPACE-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dole,S. H.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : On the basis of a survey of potential causes of emergencies in space, the document considers that these may be ranked, in order of importance, as (1) equipment failures, (2) personnel errors, and (3) environmental hazards. A fourth potential cause, personnel breakdowns, appears to be of negligible significance relative to the other causes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE FLIGHT, HAZARDS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), FIRES, EXPLOSIONS, ERRORS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE