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.
The X-31 was an international flight research program that involved collaboration from NASA, U.S. Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Navy, Deutsche Aerospace, German Federal Ministry of Defense, and Rockwell International during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Large, complex missions have long development timeframes that often increase the challenges associated with budget, schedule, risk and reviews. In this VPMC session, associate administrators of two NASA mission directorates will share lessons learned from large projects.
When an electrician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center suffered burns due to a pre-existing condition in a power distribution panel, one of the lessons learned was the importance of managing installation and maintenance records as government property.
For the first quarter of FY 2019, APPEL Knowledge Services offers a wide range of courses to support the development of NASA’s technical workforce.
Wheel design for the Mars 2020 project includes modifications to increase durability over harsh Martian terrain based on lessons learned from operational use of the wheel design of its predecessor, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.