Event Title

PDH/CEU/FBPE Session #6 - The New Frontier: Preparing and Sustaining Astronauts for Long-Duration, Deep Space Missions

Location

Bermuda Room

Start Date

26-5-2016 7:30 AM

End Date

26-5-2016 8:30 AM

Description

In 2004, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) published “The Vision for Space Exploration” that established a goal to return astronauts to the moon around 2014 to establish a lunar base and then travel to Mars around 2025 to establish a base on the red planet. This publication triggered a high-level discussion in the space community about how to prepare these space explorers for extended, deep space missions where their ability to expertly operate and repair evolving, autonomous technologies in an unforgiving, hostile environment will challenge the traditional training paradigm. For example, the former Chief of NASA Space Flight Training argued that the training paradigm used for Shuttle Transportation System (STS) and International Space Station (ISS) short duration, low-orbit missions must change to return humans to the moon and for missions to Mars.

This presentation will present research that suggests adding a comprehensive competency-based approach to current task/skills-based training can provide a broader training framework to prepare, sustain, and continue to develop astronaut competence for these long duration, deep space missions. In addition, the presentation will propose how this competency-based approach can integrate big data analytics capabilities to uncover insights hidden in the data about the professional role behaviors for each position at all level of NASA to ensure all members of the NASA team are performing at peak performance levels at every phase of a successful mission.

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Dr. Timothy Brock

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PDH/CEU/FBPE Session #6 - The New Frontier: Preparing and Sustaining Astronauts for Long-Duration, Deep Space Missions

Bermuda Room

In 2004, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) published “The Vision for Space Exploration” that established a goal to return astronauts to the moon around 2014 to establish a lunar base and then travel to Mars around 2025 to establish a base on the red planet. This publication triggered a high-level discussion in the space community about how to prepare these space explorers for extended, deep space missions where their ability to expertly operate and repair evolving, autonomous technologies in an unforgiving, hostile environment will challenge the traditional training paradigm. For example, the former Chief of NASA Space Flight Training argued that the training paradigm used for Shuttle Transportation System (STS) and International Space Station (ISS) short duration, low-orbit missions must change to return humans to the moon and for missions to Mars.

This presentation will present research that suggests adding a comprehensive competency-based approach to current task/skills-based training can provide a broader training framework to prepare, sustain, and continue to develop astronaut competence for these long duration, deep space missions. In addition, the presentation will propose how this competency-based approach can integrate big data analytics capabilities to uncover insights hidden in the data about the professional role behaviors for each position at all level of NASA to ensure all members of the NASA team are performing at peak performance levels at every phase of a successful mission.