National Aeronautics and Space Administration
take the time to perform a proper Procedure Verification (PV) on the ground using high-fidelity flight hardware. Only a fit check of the wet/dry vacuum on a non-functional Class-3 EMU was performed. This perceived pressure was the result of programmatic emphasis to maximize on-orbit crew utilization time. No additional causes, findings, or observations were generated solely due to this SUO. Rather, the causes, findings, and recommendations that are centered on the close call also envelop the SOP issue.
Published on Feb 27, 2014
Report of the NASA Mishap Investigation Board examining the high visibility close call event of July 16, 2013 when ESA astronaut Luca Parmit...