Development and Implementation of an Extravehicular Activity Skills Program for Astronauts 2005-01-3012
This report takes a comprehensive look at the ability to determine aptitude for Extravehicular Activity (EVA) of an Astronaut via an evaluation criterion. A detailed history of the EVA Skills Program and the ability to quantify EVA skills within the NASA community is presented as well as the explanation of how the program evolution was inevitable for ISS survival. It describes how the evaluation utilized within the Skills Program has become the EVA standard for instructing and evaluating the ability to perform an EVA. This report will identify the logical steps taken to emulate a real EVA. It will identify how these steps of performing an EVA tie into the evaluation process of the skills program. It will identify areas of concerns that need to be taken into consideration when utilizing this criterion.