The ''official'' AARs for NASA with more technical information
1955-1957 The Best Years of Marjorie Grady a.k.a. The Opening Moves
Q1 Explorer program opened (3 scientists) 2 scientists fired, 4 new hired. Construction of Mission Control Center, Astronaut Center and Vehicle Assembly Building started.
Q2 5 mission controllers hired (Booster, Trajectory, Systems, Crew/Payload, Flight Director)
Q3 Astronaut Group 1 (4 candidates) hired.
Jupiter-C program opened (4 scientists since the rocket is lagging behind) 3 scientists continue work on Explorer.
Upgrade of SET centre started, to hire more scientists;
Q4 Mission Controllers start advanced training.
Q1 7 scientists hired
2 astronauts (Group 2) hired
Q2 no news
Q3 Space Plane X-15 program opened (4 scientists)
1 scientistt added to Explorer group (now 4)
2 scientists in advanced training (rockets and probes)
another upgrade of SET center, to hire more scientists
Q4 no news
Q1 2 scientists hired
Q2 NASA launches Explorer 1, regular mission, 3 flight controllers (boosters, payload, flight director)
A setback for but that does not worry us too much.
Q3 NASA launches Explorer 2, extended mission, 3 flight controllers (boosters, payload, flight director)
Q4 as Explorer 2 mission continues, Pioneer 4 and Juno II programs are opened and the 8 scientists working on Explorer and Jupiter-C reassigned to the new programs. 4 still working on X-15 and 2 on training (satellites and probes): 2 scientists start a human-rated rockets course.
Q1 the last season of Explorer program;
4 scientists hired;
1 astronaut hired (Group 3) and
upgrade of the Mission Control building started.
Q2 Explorer and Jupiter-C programs closed.
The first flight of X-15 (4 mission controllers - booster, trajectory, crew/payload, flight director) (1 astronaut)
Q3 X-15 altitude record (4 mission controllers - booster, trajectory, crew/payload, flight director) (1 astronaut).
The newly hired scientists are sent to human-rated rockets course because we will need to build 2 rockets, 1 for suborbital and 1 for orbital flight)
5 new mission controllers hired for manned flights.
Q4 X-15 speed record (4 mission controllers - booster, trajectory, crew/payload, flight director) (1 astronaut).
Scientists from the X-15 team to crewed spacecraft training course and the space plane program can be closed the following year.
Pioneer 4 is 84.2% ready and Juno II 86.0%. There is a minimum budget surplus of 1453.
This is a plan that has decent chances of success as long as we do not have some form of advanced Murphy like failure of satellite and major setbacks on all programs. Financial problems (sudden health inspections) are not welcome either and we need all staff in place.
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