Unformatted text preview: explanations were really theoretical, when the pilots wanted the practical information. At first, the Apollo controls and computers were going to be fixable in-flight, but the astronauts’ biological emissions (e.g. exhalations) were harmful to the electronics, so they ended up sealing off the controls. Astronauts really like the shuttle; engineers think some of their suggestions for fully automating the shuttle’s landing were repressed. A Russian shuttle successfully flew and landed, fully automatic. The issue of the human role on the shuttle is complex. Final Project Final write-ups are due the LAST day of class...
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- Fall '03
- English-language films, American films, Human spaceflight, Spacecraft, Aviator