ERIC Number: ED448040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
International Space Station Crew Return Vehicle: X-38. Educational Brief.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
The International Space Station (ISS) will provide the world with an orbiting laboratory that will have long-duration micro-gravity experimentation capability. The crew size for this facility will depend upon the crew return capability. The first crews will consist of three astronauts from Russia and the United States. The crew is limited to three because the Russian Soyuz vehicle that will remain docked to the ISS can only hold three people. It is imperative that the crew members be able to return to Earth if there is a medical emergency or if other complications arise. In development at this time is a Crew Return Vehicle that will be able to hold up to seven crew members. This brief contains an activity to construct a parafoil similar to the one that will be used for the International Space Station crew return vehicle, the X-38. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Note: Guide produced for grades 5-8.