ERIC Number: ED329187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Air Force Undergraduate Space Training. LTTC Special Study.
Levy, Michael H.
This historical study traces the development of an undergraduate program at Lowry Technical Training Center (LTTC) situated in the Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, to train Air Force officers and enlisted personnel for the space operations career field. The report begins in the 1950s when Air Force Systems Command examined the concept of a manned vehicle for military missions in space. In 1972, LTTC began a small training effort in space operations careers. In 1982, the Air Force Space Command was formed due to increased dependence on space systems for communications and national security. The Air Force subsequently introduced undergraduate space training at LTTC as part of an integrated approach in a program which involved general instruction with simulators by Air Training Command, specific systems training by the Air Force Space Command, and on-the-job training at the unit level. Efforts at revising the undergraduate space training curriculum are described, along with plans for the future. The report also includes reference notes accompanying each chapter, a chronology of important events in the program's development, a glossary, and a list of space operations organizations at Lowry AFB. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Training Command, Lowry AFB, CO.