"Another area to be reported on is the management philosophy
those which are or could be contracted," he said.
Space Shuttle launches are expected to reach the approximate
flight operations of that magnitude do not drain off already limited
personnel and other resources needed for the Center's principal role
as a major research and development arm of the space agency.
Planners here have already drafted a baseline operations plan
vehicle are greater than in previous spacecraft, so the plan reduces
the number of flight controllers assigned to real-time operations on
the ground and increases the effort spent on flight planning.
Because the flight control work here affects NASA-wide opera-
tions, and because JSC is a key element in future space flight
tion of the plan and alternatives prior to committing to it.