NASA has posted the “Human Rating Requirement and
Guidelines for Space Flight Systems,” on the agency’s Web
site. The document contains requirements and guidelines for
certifying the design of future agency space vehicles
carrying humans.

An interdisciplinary team of agency experts and engineers
produced this NASA Procedures and Guidelines document. It
will serve as a ‘blueprint’ for providing the maximum
reasonable assurance the design and operations of future
human space flight systems present minimum risk to the
flight crew and occupants, as well as those involved in and
exposed to space flight activities.

Human Rating Requirement

The “Human Rating Requirements” document can be accessed at:

For more information about NASA and human space flight on
the Internet, visit: