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NASA Standards

About National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Standards

NASA Standards are developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a key figure in aeronautical research and space exploration based in the United States. These standards are meticulously crafted to ensure the highest level of safety, reliability, and efficiency in aerospace engineering and operations. They cover a broad spectrum of technical requirements, including design, testing, and production of spacecraft and aircraft. These standards are vital for maintaining consistency and quality across the highly specialized fields of space exploration and aeronautics.


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STANDARD FOR MODELS AND SIMULATIONS
NASA Technical Requirements for Human-Rating
Nondestructive Evaluation Requirements for Fracture Critical Metallic Components
Human Factors Handbook V1.4 Procedural Guidance and Tools
LEAK TEST REQUIREMENTS
Design and Development Requirements for Mechanisms
WIND TUNNEL MODEL SYSTEMS CRITERIA
Software Assurance and Software Safety
IMPLEMENTING PLANETARY PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACE FLIGHT
NASA SPACE FLIGHT HUMAN-SYSTEM STANDARD VOLUME 2: HUMAN FACTORS, HABITABILITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SPACE SYSTEM PROTECTION STANDARD
MITIGATING IN-SPACE CHARGING EFFECTS—A GUIDELINE
VERY HIGH-SPEED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (VHSIC) HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE (VHDL) STYLE HANDBOOK
NASA Standard for Ground-Based Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems (PVS)
CORROSION PROTECTION FOR SPACE FLIGHT HARDWARE
CLASSIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING SYSTEMS AND HARDWARE TO BE EXPOSED TO DUST IN PLANETARY ENVIRONMENTS
Area Array Package Assembly and Manufacturing Practices for Flight Hardware
NASA REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUND BASED NON-CODE METALLIC PRESSURE VESSELS
NASA FACILITIES DESIGN STANDARD
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACEFLIGHT SYSTEMS
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS FOR EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY CONTROL
Describes the process requirements for managing the application of NASA's SMA requirements, under the SMA TA.
Safety Standard for Explosives, Propellants, and Pyrotechnics
NASA SAFETY CULTURE HANDBOOK
IMPLEMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NASA APPROVED WORKMANSHIP STANDARDS
STANDARD FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND LIFE SAFETY
NASA Fastener Procurement, Receiving Inspection, and Storage Practices for NASA Mission Hardware
Flow-Induced Vibration Assessment Requirements for Metal Bellows and Flexhoses
NASA DIGITAL ENGINEERING ACQUISITION FRAMEWORK HANDBOOK
OUTGASSING TEST FOR MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH SENSITIVE SURFACES USED IN AN AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT
THERMAL VACUUM BAKEOUT SPECIFICATION FOR CONTAMINATION SENSITIVE HARDWARE
Load Analyses of Spacecraft and Payloads
Wallops Flight Facility Range Safety Manual
NASA PAYLOAD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
NASA SPACE FLIGHT HUMAN-SYSTEM STANDARD:VOLUME 1: CREW HEALTH
Process for Limiting Orbital Debris
REQUIREMENTS FOR THREADED FASTENING SYSTEMS IN SPACEFLIGHT HARDWARE
NASA SPACE MISSION ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK (SMAF) HANDBOOK FOR UNCREWED SPACE MISSIONS
MATERIAL SPECIFICATION FOR POLYURETHANE FOAM - SPRAYABLE

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NASA Standards are developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a key figure in aeronautical research and space exploration based in the United States. These standards are meticulously crafted to ensure the highest level of safety, reliability, and efficiency in aerospace engineering and operations. They cover a broad spectrum of technical requirements, including design, testing, and production of spacecraft and aircraft. These standards are vital for maintaining consistency and quality across the highly specialized fields of space exploration and aeronautics.  

NASA Standards are predominantly used to govern the design, testing, and operation of spacecraft, satellites, and related aerospace technologies. These standards ensure that all equipment and procedures meet rigorous safety and efficiency criteria, essential for successful space missions and aeronautical research. They are crucial in fostering innovation while maintaining safety and reliability in extremely high-stake environments.  

NASA Standards are owned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, an independent agency of the United States federal government. NASA operates from its headquarters in Washington, D.C., with numerous research centers and test facilities spread across the United States, such as the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. These standards are developed within this network, leveraging the collective expertise and experience of leading aerospace professionals.  

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