Space Safety And Human Performance by Barbara G. KankiSpace Safety And Human Performance by Barbara G. Kanki

Space Safety And Human Performance

byBarbara G. KankiEditorJean-francois Clervoy, Gro Sandal

Hardcover | November 13, 2017

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Space Safety and Human Performanceprovides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, operators, and consulting firms. The book draws upon the expertise of the world's leading experts in the field and focuses primarily on humans in spaceflight, but also covers operators of control centers on the ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus addressing the entire spectrum of space actors.

During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used to fight performance degradation and prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. The book is endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).



  • Provides information on critical aspects of human performance in space missions
  • Addresses the issue of human performance, from physical and psychosocial stressors that can degrade performance, to selection and training principles and techniques to enhance performance
  • Brings together essential material on: cognition and human error; advanced analysis methods such as human reliability analysis; environmental challenges and human performance in space missions; critical human factors and man/machine interfaces in space systems design; crew selection and training; and organizational behavior and safety culture
  • Includes an endorsement by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)
Barbara G. Kanki is a former research psychologist in the Human Systems Integration Division of NASA Ames Research Center and a principal investigator in the Crew Factors research group. Dr. Kanki received her graduate degree from the Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Chicago, where she specialized in the areas of com...
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Title:Space Safety And Human PerformanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:944 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 13, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:008101869X

ISBN - 13:9780081018699

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Cognition Functions and Human Errors 3. Workload and Fatigue 4. Space Flight Environment 5. Physiological Performance and Capabilities 6. Physiological Resilience 7. Human Factors Research Methods and Tools 8. System Safety and Accidents Prevention 9. Human-System Interfaces Design 10. Human Automation Interaction 11. Human Factors and Safety in EVA 12. Human Reliability Analysis Methods and Tools 13. Human Factors in Mission Control Center 14. Organizational Factors and Safety Culture 15. Habitability and Habitat Design 16. Selection andTraining 17. Medical and Psychological Mission Support 18. Human Factors Mishap Investigation

Appendix A: Habitat Volumetric Dimensions Allocation Appendix B: NASA Human Capability Limits Appendix C: Appendix C for Chapter 14 Appendix D: Quiet Fan Acoustic Benefits in the ISS Russian Segment Appendix E: Human Factors in the SpaceShip Two Investigation