Highlights – Issue 37, Winter 2010

Rocket + Science = Dialogue

Engineers, designers, and scientists jointly explore the potential of a future launch vehicle.
By Bruce Morris, Greg Sullivan, and Martin Burkey

Planning for Learning

The author proposes a new NASA office to identify and support learning opportunities.
By Karen M. McNamara

Featured Invention: NASA Modeling Innovations Advance Wind-Energy Industry

Developed in the eighties, a NASA engineer’s aerodynamic model guides the design of today’s wind turbines.
By Bo Schwerin

Getting to “Yes”—The Flight Readiness Review

Technical rigor and open communication lead to the successful conclusion of a challenging FRR.
By Matthew Kohut and Don Cohen

Rocketing from Past to Future

Reflecting on a long NASA career, Sumrall sees similarities and differences between NASA today and during the Apollo era.
By Phil Sumrall, As told to Tracy McMahan and Matthew Kohut

Big Facilities, Hard Lessons

Ospring describes lessons learned from three decades of project work.
By Michael Ospring

Classes and Spacecraft Operations

Bowie State University students learn from hands- on satellite operations—and help NASA in the process.
By Leigh Gatto and Todd Watson

Sharing What We Know

Johnson’s knowledge management program builds on existing practices.
By Jean Engle and Brent Fontenot

The Greening of Orbital Debris

NASA and the international community are cooperating to solve a problem as old as the space age.
By Nicholas L. Johnson

Interview with Rob Strain and Lesa Roe

Center directors Strain and Roe talk about the role of frank and frequent communication in successful partnerships.
By Ed Rogers

The Revolution of Social Innovation: Emerging Lessons for Large, Complex Organizations

Organizational leaders can learn from recent innovative approaches to solving social problems.
By Brook Manville

Phaeton: Learning by Doing

JPL’s program gives early- career hires end-to-end project experience.
By Johnny Kwok

Still Learning from Columbia

The work of the Columbia impact-analysis team contributes to the safety of new NASA spacecraft.
By Matt Melis

ASK Magazine, Issue 37, Winter 2010

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