Author Topic: Using Web 2.0 (and Beyond) in Space Flight Operations Control Centers  (Read 1087 times)

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     Word processing was one of the earliest uses for small workstations, but we quickly learned that desktop computers were far more than e-typewriters. Similarly, "Web 2.0" capabilities, particularly advanced search engines, chats, wikis, blogs, social networking, and the like, offer tools that could significantly improve our efficiency at managing the avalanche of information and decisions needed to operate space vehicles in realtime. However, could does not necessarily equal should. We must wield two-edged swords carefully to avoid stabbing ourselves. This paper examines some Web 2.0 tools, with an emphasis on social media, and suggests which ones might be useful or harmful in real-time space operations co rnotl environments, based on the author s experience as a Payload Crew Communicator (PAYCOM) at Marshall Space Flight Center s (MSFC) Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC) for the International Space Station (ISS) and on discussions with other space flight operations control organizations and centers. There is also some discussion of an offering or two that may come from beyond the current cyber-horizon.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100021135_2010020435.pdf

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Interesting. I can't find anything on it, but weren't there plans for some sort of NASA internal wiki patterned off the intelligence community's successes with Intellipedia?
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Interesting. I can't find anything on it, but weren't there plans for some sort of NASA internal wiki patterned off the intelligence community's successes with Intellipedia?

There already is wiki-like internal sites at NASA.  Not being used for "real-time space operations co rnotl environments", but rather information sharing, etc.

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Interesting. I can't find anything on it, but weren't there plans for some sort of NASA internal wiki patterned off the intelligence community's successes with Intellipedia?

There already is wiki-like internal sites at NASA.  Not being used for "real-time space operations co rnotl environments", but rather information sharing, etc.

Gotcha, thanks for the info. I gather they're for individual projects, rather than NASA-wide or even center-wide? How useful do they tend to be?
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Interesting. I can't find anything on it, but weren't there plans for some sort of NASA internal wiki patterned off the intelligence community's successes with Intellipedia?

There already is wiki-like internal sites at NASA.  Not being used for "real-time space operations co rnotl environments", but rather information sharing, etc.

Gotcha, thanks for the info. I gather they're for individual projects, rather than NASA-wide or even center-wide? How useful do they tend to be?

Different ones are at different levels.  There are agency wide ones,  ones just for a certain vehicle, and smaller projects have their own sometimes. 

They can be really useful, or not at all. Kinda depends on how well one is kept up, what your really looking for, etc.  The exploration wiki is agency wide and really isn't too bad in my opinion.  I could dig around there all day. 

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Different ones are at different levels.  There are agency wide ones,  ones just for a certain vehicle, and smaller projects have their own sometimes. 

They can be really useful, or not at all. Kinda depends on how well one is kept up, what your really looking for, etc.  The exploration wiki is agency wide and really isn't too bad in my opinion.  I could dig around there all day. 

Cool, thanks again for the info.
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