In an Inauguration Day talk at the NASA Headquarters Open House, astronaut Lee Morin described how experiments are done onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The talk featured the Autonomous Missions Operations (AMO) project, which investigates and tests the automation of systems and processes needed for missions throughout the solar system. The talk was broadcast live on NASA Television, as well as at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
BACKGROUND: Through the Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project, a forty-person team composed of engineers and mission operations planners from several NASA centers is investigating which systems and processes may require automation during missions to different destinations throughout the solar system. These missions to varied destinations are called Design Reference Missions (DRMs) and have been identified by NASA’s Human Spaceflight Architecture Team.
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program, Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)
TEAM: PI: Jeremy Frank (ARC); participating organizations include the Intelligent Systems Division (ARC), the Human Factors Division (ARC), the Space Transportation Systems Division (JSC), the Expedition Systems Division (JSC), the Operations Planning Division (JSC), the Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) and Robotics Division (JSC), the Flight Director and Training Division (JSC), the Engineering Division (JSC), the Crew Office (JSC), and the Operations Engineering Division (MSFC)
Contact: Jeremy Frank