Mandate of the Human Factors & Performance for Safety Committee

  • Identification of strategies for optimizing human performance and minimizing errors by increasing awareness of human factors engineering best practices throughout the entire lifecycle of spaceflight programs.
  • Assessment of human factors best practices for spaceflight crews & ground personnel, identifying vulnerabilities, improving organizational safety culture, etc.
  • Study of human factors lessons learned from other safety critical domains (such as medical, nuclear power, aviation, extreme environments) for relevance to spaceflight crew and ground personnel safety.
 ibraunw001p1 "Success in space demands perfection. [...] The failure of only one portion of a launch vehicle or spacecraft may cause failure of an entire mission."
Wernher Von Braun