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Critical Knowledge Insight August 2018
Critical Knowledge inSight: Sharing Knowledge

At NASA, sharing knowledge between practitioners is a key activity that enables mission success.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower (center) appoints T. Keith Glennan (right) NASA's first administrator and Hugh L. Dryden its first deputy administrator.
This Month In NASA History: Eisenhower Signs Bill Creating NASA

Sixty years ago, a national debate about the shape of the U.S. space program in the wake of Sputnik I and II ended with the creation of NASA. 

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The Parker Solar Probe will fly through the Sun’s corona 24 times during an ambitious mission to learn more about our star.
NASA Readies Parker Solar Probe for Launch

Innovative solar probe will push the boundaries of human achievement while exploring the hostile atmosphere of the Sun.

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The team who developed the Dellingr CubeSat discussed their experiences designing, testing, and delivering the project on a tight time frame at a fraction of the cost of a traditional satellite.
The Big Challenges of Small Projects

A recent Virtual Project Management Challenge presented lessons learned and best practices for achieving big results from small projects. 

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Risk Management – Cascading and Worst-case Events
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Risk Management – Cascading and Worst-case Events

Managing risk involves addressing the possibility of more than one failure at a time.

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VPMC July 26 2018 - Orion: Project Management for the Future of Space Exploration
Virtual Project Management Challenge: Orion – Project Management for the Future of Space Exploration

Watch recorded July 26, 2018 session. 

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This Curiosity selfie shows the impact of the dust storm on the ground. Credit: NASA
NASA Studying Record-Setting Dust Storm on Mars

Worst dust storm in the history of human observation of Mars presents an unprecedented opportunity to study the critical weather pattern. 

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Therese Griebel, Director of Aeronautics, and Dr. Aaron Weaver, Orion Program Integration Lead, both at NASA Glenn Research Center, discussed their mentor and mentee relationship in the Masters with Masters 29 video.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring can be defined as a process where someone with experience or knowledge teaches or gives advice to a less experienced and often younger person.

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The Television InfraRed Observational Satellite (TIROS) program demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring Earth's cloud cover and weather patterns from space.
This Month in NASA History: The TIROS -7 Weather Satellite was Launched

Fifty-five years ago, this month, NASA launched TIROS-7, a satellite that further validated the role the nascent technology would play in weather forecasting. 

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