Preparing for the High Frontier: The Role and Training of NASA Astronauts in the Post-Space Shuttle Era
Committee on Human Spaceflight Crew Operations; National Research Council
NAS Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0309218691 9780309218696 | 104 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Three main questions about changes: what should be the role and size of Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Flight Crew Operations Directorate (FCOD); what will be the requirements of astronaut training facilities; and is the Astronaut Corps' fleet of training aircraft a cost-effective means of preparing astronauts for NASA's spaceflight program? This report presents an assessment of several issues driven by these questions.