NASA’s Gantt Chart for Orion’s Manned Trip to Mars

NASA’s Gantt Chart for Orion’s Manned Trip to Mars

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How much project planning is required to design, build, test, and launch the Orion spacecraft which is capable of transporting 4 humans to Mars on a 450-day mission? Here is NASA and Lockheed Martin’s gantt chart, The Orion Program Master Schedule, showing 3 years of deliverables for this incredible project.

Sometimes simplicity is best with gantt charts, but don’t let projects suffer because your gantt isn’t sophisticated enough.  Be creative – if you need to indicate something on a gantt such as a milestone, sub-activity, dependency, or other nuance, find a way to show it but always include a key.

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  1. Anonymous
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    There is likely a separate gantt for each activity.

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