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Space Safety Regulations and Standards by Ram Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton

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Chapter 1 NASA space safety standards and procedures for human-rating requirements1

Charles Herbert Shivers

Deputy Director, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………3

  • NASA Top-level Documentation…………………………………4

  • NASA Top-level Safety Standards and Requirements…………………………………6

  • NASA Human Ratings Process…………………………………9

  • Flowdown Methodology…………………………………11

  • Space Shuttle Program…………………………………12

  • Space Exploration (Constellation) Program…………………………………14

  • A Typical Non-crewed Mission Launched on an Expendable Launch Vehicle…………………………………15

  • Conclusions…………………………………15

  • References…………………………………15

Introduction

This chapter identifies the standards ...

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