Implementation and operation of human spaceflight missions is challenging, requiring support from on-board crews and Earth-based flight operations teams. Responding to the changing environment and mission in and beyond Earth’s orbit, as well as managing the inherent risks, requires high performing, highly reliable flight control teams.
Ed Van Cise is the International Space Station Flight Director at NASA. Ed has led multiple space missions and is accountable for critical decisions affecting mission success.
This recorded session (slides synchronised with audio) from Mainstream Conference 2016 explores the subject of leadership within the context of International Space Station Mission Control based on Ed’s personal experiences.
Download this video to learn:
- The common traits of high performing and high reliability organisations
- A case study on incident involving a malfunctioning piece if equipment and how Ed and his team dealt with this near disaster
- What role does culture play in successful organisations?
- What you can learn from NASA’s experience
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About the Speaker
Ed Van Cise is the International Space Station Flight Director at NASA. Ed has led multiple missions including two contingency-response spacewalks to address failed critical external ISS hardware. In his role as Flight Director he is accountable for critical decisions affecting mission success.
Ed was a popular presenter at Mainstream Conference 2016.