Systems Engineering Seminar

EVA 23 - Lessons Learned from a Spacewalk Mishap

Presented by:
Chris Hansen, Manager of the Extra Vehicular Activity Office at JSC

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 1:00pm
Building 3 Auditorium


Today, Mr. Hansen will discuss a spacewalk mishap that occurred aboard the International Space Station, the most serious space walking accident in NASAs history, and discuss lessons learned from the mishap investigation which he led. These lessons learned carry important and relevant safety messages for any high risk industry.



Mr. Chris Hansen is a mechanical engineer by training and has worked for NASA at the Johnson Space Center for 23 years. He is currently the Manager of the Extra Vehicular Activity Office at JSC, the group responsible for all Spacewalking activities for NASAs human space flight Programs. He has worked on various programs for NASA including the X-38, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. He spent 6 years as the Chief Engineer for the International Space Station Program.


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