The International Space Station: Management and Utilization Issues for NASA

Evelyn Clemens (Editor)

Series: Space Science, Exploration and Policies
BISAC: SCI098000

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The U.S. has spent almost $43 billion to develop, assemble, and operate the International Space Station (ISS) over the past two decades. The NASA Authorization Act of 2010 required NASA to enter into a cooperative agreement with a not-for-profit entity to manage the ISS National Laboratory and in 2011 did so with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). CASIS is charged with maximizing use of the ISS for scientific research by executing several required activities.

Recently, questions have arisen about the progress being made to implement the required activities and the impact it has had on ISS’s return on the investment. This book assesses the extent to which CASIS has implemented the required management activities; and NASA and CASIS measure and assess CASIS’s performance. Furthermore, this book assesses the extent to which NASA has ensured essential spare parts are available and ISS structures and hardware are sound for continued ISS utilization through 2020.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

International Space Station: Measurable Performance Targets and Documentation Needed to Better Assess Management of National Laboratory
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Hearing Charter for ''The International Space Station: Addressing Operational Challenges''

Statement of William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, NASA. Hearing on ''The International Space Station: Addressing Operational Challenges''

Statement of Paul K. Martin, Inspector General, NASA. Hearing on ''The International Space Station: Addressing Operational Challenges''

International Space Station: Challenges to Increased Utilization May Affect Return on Investment. Statement of Shelby S. Oakley Acting Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office. Hearing on ''The International Space Station: Addressing Operational Challenges''

Statement of James A. Pawelczyk, Associate Professor of Physiology, Kinesiology and Medicine, Pennsylvania State University. Hearing on ''The International Space Station: Addressing Operational Challenges''

International Space Station: Approaches for Ensuring Utilization through 2020 Are Reasonable but Should Be Revisited as NASA Gains More Knowledge of On-Orbit Performance
(United States Government Accountability Office)

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