Highlights – Issue 28, Fall 2007

On the Wallops Range

A dedication to discovering and applying the lessons of experience contributes to launch success at Wallops.
By Charles Tucker

The Cassini Resource Exchange

The teams developing the Cassini mission to Saturn used a market-based trading system to put resources where they were needed most.
By Randii R. Wessen and David Porter

Space-to-Space Communications: In-House Hardware Development

Staying on schedule is important but sometimes prevents project teams from doing essential testing and analysis.
By Matthew Kohut

Apollo: A Young Engineer’s Perspective

The challenges and rewards of building the Apollo guidance and navigation system.
By Dan Holtshouse

Einstein for Children: Learning and Teaching

The experience of a performer who teaches schoolchildren about relativity suggests strategies for anyone who has to explain difficult concepts.
By Marc Spiegel

Making and Monitoring Critical Assumptions

To carry out a water-reduction project, the Oxnard team continually tested its initial assumptions.
By Hugh Woodward

Does a Good Engineer Make a Good Project Manager?

Even the best engineers need to learn new skills before they can be effective project managers.
By George N. Andrew

Equations and Lies

A robotics researcher and fiction writer compares creativity in science and literature.
By Karl Iagnemma

Interview with John Mather

TheNobel-prize-winning NASA scientist talks about the down-to- earth work behind COBE’s discoveries about the origin of the universe.
By Don Cohen

The Next-Generation Workforce and Project Management

Members of the millennial generation are bringing new ideas of what work means and how to do it to NASA and other organizations.
By Daniel W. Rasmus

Viewpoint: On a Need-Not- to-Know Basis

Toomuch information can be as bad as too little. There are ways to reduce what you send and spend time on.
By William H. Gerstenmaier

ASK Magazine, Issue 28, Fall 2007

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