A general summary of the resource analysis capability developed at RAND for planning advanced manned space exploration missions. It deals with three principal topics: (1) what a manned space flight plan looks like; (2) the procedures used to evaluate the resource impact of alternative space flight proposals; and (3) the resource implications of some major types of activity being considered in NASA's long-range planning. To illustrate, the paper gives the composition of a typical plan, primarily the Apollo Project, and discusses the techniques for deriving cost-estimating relationships and for establishing the calculating procedures. 32 pp.
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