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This second volume in the series on Perception and Control of Nested Systems applies our theoretical framework for nested human-environment interactions to the problems of flight crew perception and performance during planned and potential aerodynamic maneuvers of space vehicles. An approach is presented for identification of task demands on perceptual and motor systems on the flight deck, to the measurement of perturbations to and interactions among the various subsystems of the human body, to the assessment of the skills involved in coordinating the nested subsystems in the presence of such disturbances, and to the development of flight deck displays and controls that promote such skill and that increase robustness of the human-machine system.