Chapter 28. Safe Without Services Design
Gregg John Baumer
Chairman, International Space Station Safety Review Panel (Retired), Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas
The safety of the crewmembers and the spacecraft they inhabit must be the primary focus in the design of a crewed spacecraft. To assure the health of the crew and the survivability of the spacecraft, designers must allocate essential resources of electrical power, thermal control, and crew time to support essential vehicle systems, such as atmospheric control, life support, propulsion, communication, command and control, navigation, and descent and landing. To accomplish the goals of an overall space mission, spacecraft designers must include ...