List of Abbreviations

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAP

Apollo Applications Program

ABF

Air Bearing Floor

ACR

Active Cavity Radiometer

AEPI

Atmospheric Emission Photometric Imaging

AES

Apollo Extension System

AF

Air Force

AFB

Air Force Base

AFROTC

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

AKM

Apogee Kick Motor

ALAE

Atmospheric Lyman-Alpha Emission

ALSEP

Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package

AN

Akademiya Nauk - the Soviet Academy of Sciences

ANARE

Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions

AOSO

Advanced Orbiting Solar Observatory

APU

Auxiliary Power Unit

ASSESS

Airborne Science/Spacelab Experiment System

Simulation

ASTP

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

ATM

Apollo Telescope Mount

ATO

Abort-To-Orbit

BIG

Biological Isolation Garment

BIS

British Interplanetary Society

CAG

Carrier Air Group

CalTech

California Institute of Technology

CAP

Civil Air Patrol

CB

This is an internal JSC mailing code for the Astronaut

Office. It stands for Directorate level C department B

CDMS Command Data Management System

CETT Crew Equipment Tnterface Test

CFES Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System

CHASE Coronal Helium Abundance Spacelab Experiment

CM Command and Service Module

CMP Command Module Pilot

CSC Civil Service Commission

CSM Command and Service Module

CTSc Candidate of Technical Sciences

CVT Concept VeriƱcation Test

DCPS Dynamic Crew Procedures Simulator

DFVLR Deutsche Forschunesund Versuchsanstalt fur Luft und Raumfahrt - the Federal German Aerospace Research Establishment

DoD Department of Defense

DPS Data Processing Systems/software

DSc Doctorate of Science

DSO Detailed Supplementary Objectives

EASEP Early Apollo Surface Experiment Package

EDO Extended Duration Orbiter

EEG Electro-EncephaloGraph

WFPCTT Wide Field Planetary Camera TT (2)

EKGs Electro-cardioGrams (EKGs)

EMU Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit

EO Experiment Operator

EOM Earth Observation Mission

EPS Electrical Power System/subsystem

EREP Earth Resources Experiment Package

ESA European Space Agency

ESRO European Space Research Organisation

EST Eastern Standard Time

ESTEC European Space TEChnology Centre

ETS Educational Testing Service

EV Extra Vehicular

EVA Extra Vehicular Activity

FAUST Far Ultraviolet Space Telescope

FCC Federal Communications Commission

FD Flight Day

FDA Federal Drug Agency

FDF Flight Data File

FE Flight Engineer

FGB Functional Cargo Bloc

FOD Flight Operations Directorate

FTD Foreign Technology Division

FY Financial Year

G&N

Gidromettsentr GIRD

GMVK

GSFC

HFMS

HOSC

ICBM

IFEP

IMBP

IMSS

IWCS

IZMIRAN

JSWG

LEVA

LSPF

LSPMS

Guidance & Navigation USSR Weather Service

Gruppa Isutcheniya Reaktivnovo Dvisheniya - Group for Investigation of Reactive Motion

Gosudarstvennaya Mezh Vedomstvennaya Komissiya - the

Russian State Interdepartmental Comission

General Purpose Computer

Goddard Space Flight Center

High Fidelity Mechanical Simulator

Huntsville Operations Support Center

Hubble Space Telescope

Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile

In-Flight Experiments Panel

Institute Kosmichelskikh Issledovany - Space Research Institute

Institute of Medical and Biological Problems

In-flight Medical Support System

Instructor-Pilot

Instrument Pointing System

Industrial Space Facility

Imaging Spectrometric Observatory

International Space Station

Inertial Upper Stage

Intra Vehicular Activity

Improved Waste Collection System

Investigators Working Group

Institut Zemovno Magnetizma Ionosfery i rasprostraneniya Radiovoln Akademii Nauk - Institute for Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the AN

Joint Integrated Simulations Jet Propulsion Laboratory Johnson Space Center Joint Spacelab Working Group Kennedy Space Center Lunar Excursion Module Launch Escape System Lunar ExtraVehicular Activity

Lunar Module (for Apollo) or Long Module (for Spacelab)

Lunar Module Pilot

Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lunar Receiving Laboratory

Life Science Directorate

Life Sciences Payload Facility

Life Science Payload Mission Simulation

MA-6

Mercury-Atlas-6 (John Glenn's flight)

MAI

Moscow Aviation Institute

MCC

Mission Control Center

MCC-H

Mission Control Center - Houston

MDA

Multiple Docking Adapter

MDF

Manipulator Development Facility

MECO

Main Engine Cut-Off

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MMP

Mission Module Pilot

MMPI

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

MMU

Manned Manoeuvring Unit

MOCR

Mission Operations Control Room

MOL

US Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory

MOLAB

MObile LAB

MPG

Mission Planning Group

MS

Mission Specialist

MSC

Manned Spacecraft Center

MSE

Manned Spaceflight Engineer

MSEP

Mercury Scientific Experiment Panel

MSFC

Marshall Space Flight Center

MSG

Mission Steering Group

MTVT

Manned Thermal Vacuum Tests

NAA

North American Aviation

NACA

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NBC

JSC Neutral Buoyancy Simulator

NBS

Neutral Buoyancy Simulator

NII

Nauchno Issledovatelsky Institut - the Russian Scientific

Research Institute

NIIAS

Scientific Research Institute for Automatic Systems

NKVD

People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs

NOAA

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NPO

Nauchno Priozvodstvennoye Obedineniye - the Russian

Scientific Production Association

NRC

National Research Council

NROTC

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

NSBRI

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSSTC

National Space Science & Technology Center

OFT

Orbital Flight Test

OKB-1

Opytnoe Konstructorskoe Byuro - Experimental Design

Bureau

OMSF

Office of Manned Space Flight

ORFEUS-SPAS

ORFEUS - Orbiting Retrievable Far-and-Extreme

Ultraviolet Spectrometer; SPAS - Shuttle Pallet

Applications Satellite

OSS

Office of Space Science

OWS

Orbital WorkShop (the Skylab station)

PABF

Precision Air Bearing Floor

PAM

Payload Assist Module

PAO

Public Affairs Office or Officer

PC

Payload Commander

PDSTS

Physical Diagnosis Self-Teaching System

PFTA

Payload Flight Test Article

PI

Principal Investigator

PICPAB

Phenomena Induced by Charged PArticle Beams

PKM

Perigee Kick Motor

PLSS

Portable Life Support System

POCC

Payload Operations Control Center

POISE

Panel On In-flight Scientific Experiments

PS

Payload Specialist

PSAC

President's Science Advisory Committee

QRP

A ham expression for very low power (no exact translation)

RAAF

Royal Australian Air Force

RAF

Royal Air Force

RAHF

Research Animal Holding Facility

RAN

Russian Academy of Sciences

RCS

Reaction Control System

RKK Energiya

Raketno Komicheskaya Korporatsiya - the Russian

Rocket-Space Corporation

RLE

MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics

RMS

Remote Manipulator System

ROTC

Reserve Officer Training Corps

S-IVB

Saturn-4B - the third stage of a Saturn V and the second

stage of a Saturn IB

SA

Scientist-Astronaut

SAFER

Simplified Aid For EVA Rescue

SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation

SAIL

Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory

SAL

Skylab Air Lock

SAM

Surface-to-Air Missile

SAREX

Space Amateur Radio Experiment

SAS

Space Adaptation Syndrome

SASTPC

Scientific Association for the Study of Time in Physics in

Cosmology

SEPAC

Space Experiments with Particle ACcelorators

SES

Space Environment Simulator

SFC

Space Flight Center

SIGINT

SIGnal INTelligence satellite

Sil Space Industries Incorporated

SIR Synthetic Imaging Radar

SLIC Student Life and Interest Committee

SM Short Module

SMD Spacelab Mission Development

SMEAT Skylab Medical Experiment Attitude Test

SMS Shuttle Mission Simulator

SO ISS Science Officer

SolCon Solar Constant

SolSpec Solar Spectrum

SOS Space Operations Simulator

SP Spacelab Pallet

SPAC Space Program Advisory Council

SPAN SPacecraft ANalysis

SPEDO Solar Powered Extended Duration Orbiter

SPICE Spacelab Payload Integration and Coordination in Europe

SPS Service Propulsion System (Apollo)

SRL Systems Research Laboratories

SRB Solid Rocket Booster

SSME Space Shuttle Main Engine

STS Space Transportation System (Shuttle)

TDRS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite

TRW Formerly Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Inc.

TsPK Cosmonaut training centre

TsVNIAG Tsentralny Voyenny Nauchno Issledovatelsky Aviatsionny Gospital - Central Military Scientific Research Aviation Hospital

UHV Ultra High Vacuum

UNC University of North Carolina

US PS United States Payload Specialist

USAF United States Air Force

USF University of South Florida

USGS US Geological Survey

USN United States Navy

UTMB University of Texas Medical Branch

UW University of Wisconsin

VAB Vehicle Assembly Building

VASIMIR VAriable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket

VVS Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily

VWFC Very Wide Field Camera

WCS Waste Collection System

WETF Weightless Environment Training Facility

WMS Waste Management System

WTC Wyatt Technology Corporation

XMAS Extended Mission Apollo System

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