Luxury supersonic aircraft that pushed the design envelope was felled by an improbable chain of events.
The Apollo Program and the Apollo 1 fire led to several lessons that NASA should never forget.
Accepting a task to perform a fast-track engine test prior to fully understanding its risks and challenges led to cost and schedule issues.
An example or model of a productive and effective team can help leaders monitor and benchmark their own team’s performance.
Material creep and joint relaxation in thermal strap joints under load at room temperature can result in thermal performance degradation at cryogenic operating temperatures.
Doing hands-on work provides people direct experiences with components, objects and circumstances to encourage personal understanding of a specific subject matter.
Leaders with decades of high-profile experience on NASA’s largest projects discuss the importance of good culture, open communication, and realistic expectations to mission success.
Knowledge of system development models used by NASA partners for systems engineering and integration can prevent miscommunication and unfulfilled expectations within NASA insight and oversight organizations.