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Introduction to Space Shuttle Return to Flight Planning Media Workshop at Johnson Space Center, Sept. 16 - 18, 2003

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Welcome and Overview

Jim Halsell, Return to Flight Planning Team Leader
Return to Flight Implementation Plan Overview (25 Kb Word document)

Charts


Status and Overview of International Space Station

ISS Facts (47 Kb PDF)

Don Thomas, ISS Program Scientist

ISS Destiny Module -- Our Next Step in Outfitting

 
1.8 Mb PowerPoint document
95 Kb PDF file

Status of Return to Flight Development Efforts:
Thermal Protection System In-flight Repair and Inspection; Ground Maintenance and Inspection; and Potential Long-Term Improvements

Steve Poulos, Space Shuttle Vehicle Engineering Office Manager

Thermal Protection System Return to Flight Activities

 
562 Kb PowerPoint document
266 Kb PDF file
Charts

Paul Hill, Flight Director

Orbiter Inspection and Repair Summary

 
4.3 Mb PowerPoint document
2.6 Mb PDF file
Charts

Fred Ouellette, Space Shuttle Vehicle Engineering Office Asst. Manager

TPS Enhancement Options

 
4.1 Mb PowerPoint document
2.6 Mb PDF file
TPS Enhancement Goals
 
18.5 Mb PowerPoint document
1.3 Mb PDF file
Charts

Jose Hernandez, Aerospace Engineer, Structural Engineering Division

Ground Inspection

 
4.7 Mb PowerPoint document
370 Kb PDF file
Development of New Ground Inspection Techiniques for the Inspection of Orbiter RCC Components
 
9.7 Mb PowerPoint document
1.4 Mb PDF file
Charts

Status of Return to Flight Development Efforts:
Improved Ground and Flight-Based Ascent and Entry Imagery

John Muratore, Manager, Space Shuttle Systems Integration

Debris Environment Overview

 
458 Kb PowerPoint document
802 Kb PDF file
Charts

Bob Page, Intercenter Photography Working Group Chairman

Return to Flight Ground Camera Ascent Imaging Plan

 
24.5 Mb PowerPoint document
565 Kb PDF file
Charts

Christine Boykin, Aerospace Engineer, SSP Systems Integration Office

Potential Inflight Cameras

 
936 Kb PowerPoint document
972 Kb PDF file
SRB Flight Camera Capabilities
 
700 Kb PowerPoint document
195 Kb PDF file
Space Shuttle External Tank Camera System Fact Sheet (22 Kb Word document)
Charts

Dena Haynes, Camera Project Manager, JSC Avionic Systems Division

External Tank Umbilical Well Camera

 
379 Kb PowerPoint document
49 Kb PDF file
Charts

Status of Return to Flight Development Efforts:
Improvements to External Tank / Solid Rocket Boosters

Sandy Coleman, Deputy Manager, Space Shuttle Propulsion Office

Return to Flight Media Workshop

 
10 Mb PowerPoint document
1.1 Mb PDF file
Charts

David Martin, Solid Rocket Booster Project Manager

Solid Rocket Booster Return to Flight Activities

 
5 Mb PowerPoint document
1.3 Mb PDF file
Charts

Neil Otte, Deputy Manager, External Tank Project
Redesign of the External Tank's Bipod Fitting (146 Kb Word document)
Improvements to the Space Shuttle's External Tank (78 Kb Word document)
External Tank Thermal Protection System (78 Kb Word document)

Charts

 

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Status of Return to Flight Development Efforts:
Potential Changes in Space Shuttle Flight Design

John Shannon, SSP Flight Operations and Integration Manager

Return to Flight Status of Launch Window Changes

 
1 Mb PowerPoint document
432 Kb PDF file

Greg Oliver, Chief, Ascent/Descent Dynamics Branch

Return to Flight Status of Overflight Risk to Public During Entry

 
6.1 Mb PowerPoint document
2.2 Mb PDF file

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 09/25/2003
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