Highlights – Issue 37, Winter 2010
Stories

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
Insights

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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