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Human Machine Interfaces

Peculiar Books Reviewed: David A. Mindell's "Digital Apollo"

Brian Troutwine | Posted 05.31.2014 | Home
Brian Troutwine

The US space program is a treasure trove of insight into engineering at the extremes of human ability. It is a field which concerns itself deeply with human-machine interaction. Spacecrafts are not fully automated, nor are they under the total control of the human operators (the astronauts "in the can" and the ground control crew).