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Scheduling, Training Administration, and Records Release

The Scheduling, Training Administration, and Records (STAR) team achieved a major milestone in November with the release of STAR v0.2. This release contains functional capabilities such as being able to create and open existing training plans, managing students and their time allocations through Student Manager, seamlessly adding curriculum flows through Flow Manager, viewing lesson details through the Lessons window pane, and the ability to export plans into Excel. STAR 0.2 also enables opening schedules; creating new events; modifying events; viewing events on a day, week, or month time grid; drag-and-drop of events into the time grid; mouse-over information and tooltips for events; and an intuitive layout for personalized feedback and records which contains personal history reports, inbox notifications, “My Events” grid views, and preliminary filter and search capabilities. With the release of version 0.2, STAR continues to hold to the promise of being the future platform for eventually retiring Mission Operation Directorate’s disparate curriculum, planning, scheduling, records, and certification tools.

BACKGROUND: STAR is NASA’s next-generation training management system for crew, instructors, and flight controllers. It will replace the existing Training Administration Management System (TAMS), Flight Operations Curriculum Administration System (FOCAS), and a host of approximately 100 disparate tools with an enterprise system that provides integrated curriculum development and documentation, customized training plans, scheduling of personnel and facilities, training event feedback, and other training resources. All modules are being designed for maximum efficiency and interoperability. In an iterative process, event feedback will be used to help optimize the training plans.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: The STAR project is an MOD-funded effort to develop the next-generation training management system for MOD for training of Astronauts, Flight Controllers, and Instructors. It is funded jointly by the Space Shuttle, Space Station, and Constellation Mission Operations Programs.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM: Ames: Karen Au, Ilya Avrekh, Michael Lam, Tristan Le, Shu-Chun (Jenessa) Lin, James Linhart, Wen (Betty) Liu, William (Bill) McDermott, Rommel del Mundo, Quit Nguyen, Samuel Santiago, Mabel Sio, Eric Titolo, Phuong Vuong, Mei Wei, May Windrem, Wei Zhang; JSC: Harold (Hal) Brian, William (Bill) Reiter

INTEGRATION TEAM: JSC: Theresa Fuesting, Valerie Gordon, Victoria (Tori) Palmer

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: AMES: Jeffrey (Jeff) Lee, Richard Papasin; JSC: Victoria (Tori) Palmer, Kathy Roge

Contact: Richard Papasin

02/13/2009

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