Highlights – Issue 50, Spring 2013
Stories
William W. Zhang

Hard Lessons and Lean Engineering


After a crash, the Morpheus and ALHAT teams go on testing—and learning.
By Kerry Ellis
William W. Zhang

Building a Better Telescope: The Legacy of NASA’s Balloon Missions


NASA’s X-ray telescope balloon missions have made NuSTAR and other advanced
observatories possible.
By Don Cohen
William W. Zhang

Precision and Efficiency: Building NuSTAR’s Mirrors


How do you efficiently produce 20,000 mirror segments for NuSTAR’s telescopes?
By William W. Zhang
William W. Zhang

Spaceport Innovators: Knowledge Sharing as the
Gateway to Innovation


To spark innovation, a group at Kennedy Space Center meets to share ideas
By David J. Miranda
William W. Zhang

Safety Day Collaboration


Safety Day planning teams share what they’ve learned.
By Mike Lipka
William W. Zhang

Collaborative Planning for IceBridge Science


With the next ICESat mission years away from launch, the IceBridge campaign is
gathering essential data about polar ice.
By George Hale
Insights
William W. Zhang

The Challenge of Launching Old Scientific Instruments


Instruments launched decades after being built need special handling.
By Karen Halterman
William W. Zhang

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Software Engineering at NASA


Wiki technology makes it easy to provide context for NASA software requirements.
By Haley Stephenson
William W. Zhang

Interview with Don Pettit


The astronaut talks about his experiments, his blog, and the joys of living in space.
By Kerry Ellis
William W. Zhang

Earth’s Bridge to Space


Every successful launch at Kennedy Space Center is the culmination of careful planning,
cooperation, and years of experience.
By Stefano Coledan
William W. Zhang

The Transformation of MOD: Adapting to Change in a
Dynamic Environment


Leaders, employees, and commercial partners find new efficiencies for the
Mission Operations Directorate.
By Joyce Abbey

ASK Magazine, Issue 50, Spring 2013

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