Chapter 1. Introduction to Space Safety
Yolanda Y. Marshall
Director, Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas
1.2 Definition of Safety and Risk
1.3 Managing Safety and Risk
“It is immoral to design a product or system for mankind without recognition and evaluation of the hazards associated with that product or station system.” This statement is attributed to an anonymous early safety professional.
Human spaceflight has provided mankind the opportunity to experience our universe from a new dimension. From the first orbital flight of Yuri Gagarin, to the early exploration of the Moon, until today as the
International Space ...