Clarissa, an experimental voice enabled procedure browser that has recently been deployed on the International Space Station (ISS), is to the best of our knowledge the ﬁrst spoken dialog system in space. This paper gives background on the system and the ISS procedures, then discusses the research developed to address three key problems: grammarbased speech recognition using the Regulus toolkit; SVM based methods for open microphone speech recognition; and robust side-effect free dialogue management for handling undos, corrections and conﬁrmations. ...
We present a prototype system aimed at providing spoken dialogue support for complex procedures aboard the International Space Station. The system allows navigation one line at a time or in larger steps. Other user functions include issuing spoken corrections, requesting images and diagrams, recording voice notes and spoken alarms, and controlling audio volume.
From John Glenn s mission to orbit Earth to the
International Space Station program, space food
research has met the challenge of providing food
that tastes good and travels well in space. To better understand
this process, we can look back through history.
Explorers have always had to face the problem of how to
carry enough food for their journeys. Whether those
explorers are onboard a sailing ship or on the Space
Shuttle, adequate storage space has been a problem.
In response to requests from Congress, NASA asked the National Research Council to undertake
a decadal survey of life and physical sciences in microgravity. Developed in consultation with members
of the life and physical sciences communities, the guiding principle for the study is to set an agenda for
research for the next decade that will allow the use of the space environment to solve complex problems
in life and physical sciences so as to deliver both new knowledge and practical benefits for humankind as
we become a spacefaring people.
Along the way to becoming a space-faring species, humanity has faced enormous
challenges. Despite these many initial hurdles, however, the United States has
contributed to the progress of human spaceflight by delivering the lunar landings, the
space shuttle, and, in partnership with other nations, the International Space Station
(ISS). NASA’s rich and successful history has been enabled by, and responsible for,
a strong backbone of scientific and engineering research accomplishments.
A multitude of measurement units exist within astronomy, some of which are
unique to the subject, causing discrepancies that are particularly apparent when
astronomers collaborate with other disciplines in science and engineering. The
International System of Units (SI) is based on a set of seven fundamental units
from which other units may be derived. However, many astronomers are reluctant
to drop their old and familiar systems. This handbook demonstrates the ease with
which transformations from old units to SI units may be made.
THE SIGNALS from space began a little after midnight, local time, an a
Friday. They were first picked up in the South Pacific, just westward of
the International Date Line. A satellite-watching station on an island
named Kalua was the first to receive them, though nobody heard the
first four or five minutes. But it is certain that the very first message was
picked up and recorded by the monitor instruments.