INTRODUCTION During the e-Mission, your goal as a Mission
Specialist is to make sure that Mission Control and the astronauts
are constantly aware of the conditions on board Space Station Alpha.
It is very important that you and your teammates keep in mind the
potentially dangerous conditions that can arise during a solar proton
event. Your analysis of the situation and your recommendation to Mission
Control will help keep the astronauts safe.
Your Mission Directives are: 1.Speed 2.Accuracy 3.Maintain
SPEED You and your team members will receive data
every five to six minutes throughout the mission. Work as quickly
as possible and complete each assignment in the given time. Keep up
with the work. Five minutes is not very long!
During the five minutes between data
releases, each team must: Receive and record data from the computer
Process data this includes doing math calculations,
completing tables, and finishing graphs
Analyze data to predict the future
Create a team report that suggests ways the astronauts can
Deliver the team report to the Communications Team.
ACCURACY Inaccurate data or calculations could lead
to a disaster on the space station. It is critical that each team
strive for accuracy. As you and your team members process each new
set of data, the numbers and graphs will begin to tell a story. The
most important job your team has is to predict what might happen to
the astronauts if conditions grow worse. With accurate information,
the astronauts and Mission Control can take steps to avoid problems.
In order to be accurate, each team must:
Carefully copy the data from the computer onto their data tables.
Double-check that you have written the numbers in the correct columns.
Complete all mathematical calculations carefully, either with
or without a calculator. Check your work. Write the answers in the
Transfer the data from the table to the graph.
Complete your reports for the Communications Team.
MAINTAIN CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS Clear communications comes from accurate information
and careful thinking. As your team creates each report it must include
accurate data AND a recommended action plan for the astronauts. Good
recommendations are based upon facts and what you have learned about
the dangers on Space Station Alpha. You will want to help give your
representative to the Crisis Management team the best reports possible.
To ensure clear communications: Make sure that all calculations are
complete, accurate, and carefully recorded in your table.
Check your writing. Can everybody else read it?
Submit your report to your Crisis Management Team representative.
All team members should conduct a continuous discussion regarding
the teams assignment and the situation on the space station.