NAVIGATION TRAINING FOR CURRENT SPACE FLIGHTS

Frank Hughes and Charles Floyd

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Abstract: PREPARATION FOR PROJECT APOLLO and the early developmental flights identified several navigational problem areas. The solution to these problems was a combination of procedural and technique changes developed on the Apollo Mission Simulators. These simulators, with their sophisticated visual and simulated spacecraft systems, were invaluable in the development and perfection of these techniques and skills. Problem areas with rendezvous navigation, landmark tracking, &lunar navigation, platform alignment, and Lunar Module powered descent were averted by critical performance of the man in the navigational system. The ultimate proof of the man’s performance was the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 17, Number 4
Pages: 397 - 403
Cite this article: Hughes, Frank, Floyd, Charles, "NAVIGATION TRAINING FOR CURRENT SPACE FLIGHTS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 17, No. 4, Winter 1970-1971, pp. 397-403.
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