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n-orbit assembly and integration of crew modules and truss structures will be one of the challenging tasks in building the international space station. Contact dynamics will occur as a result of this assembly and integration. Two types of contact are being envisioned, namely, docking and berthing. Docking refers to flying two bodies into contact using(More)
  • Ken Alder
  • 2013
This essay argues that historians of science who seek to embody our oxymoronic self-description must confront both contradictory terms that define our common enterprise--that is, both "history" and "science." On the history/methods side, it suggests that we embrace the heterogeneity of our institutional arrangements and repudiate the homogeneous(More)
PURPOSE To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) of cyclosporine (CsA) infusion administered with etoposide for 3 days in patients with cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of the 72 registered patients, 26 were treated initially with CsA and etoposide. Forty-six received etoposide alone until disease progression, and 31 of these proceeded to CsA and(More)
NASA's Human Space Flight program depends heavily on spacewalks performed by human astronauts. These Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs) are risky, expensive and complex. In collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA is developing a robotic astronaut's assistant called Robonaut that could boost EVA productivity while(More)
—This paper presents an intelligent system health monitoring technique for a humanoid robot, Robonaut, which was developed at JSC to be used in space. Robonaut's lower level controller publishes sensor information through NDDS, network middleware, and Self Agent analyzes the data to monitor the status of the robot. A hierarchical system health monitoring(More)
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