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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: F-18 High Alpha Research Vehicle

NASA’s High Alpha Technology Program used a highly modified F-18 airframe as its focal point and captured important lessons on improving high angle-of-attack capabilities.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons & Legacies: Apollo 1

The Apollo Program and the Apollo 1 fire led to several lessons that NASA should never forget.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Project Management Lessons Learned on a Fast Track Engine Test
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Project Management Lessons Learned on a Fast Track Engine Test

Accepting a task to perform a fast-track engine test prior to fully understanding its risks and challenges led to cost and schedule issues.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Successful Team Behavior
Critical Knowledge inSight: Successful Team Behavior

An example or model of a productive and effective team can help leaders monitor and benchmark their own team’s performance.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Thermal Strap Joint Relaxation and Material Creep
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Thermal Strap Joint Relaxation and Material Creep

Material creep and joint relaxation in thermal strap joints under load at room temperature can result in thermal performance degradation at cryogenic operating temperatures.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: The Importance of Hands-on Work

Doing hands-on work provides people direct experiences with components, objects and circumstances to encourage personal understanding of a specific subject matter.

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On the set of the November 15th Virtual Project Management Challenge. From left to right: Host Ramien Pierre, Thomas Zurbuchen, and William Gerstenmaier. Credit: NASA
VPMC: Gerstenmaier and Zurbuchen share Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

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.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Aligning System Development Models with Insight Approaches
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Aligning System Development Models with Insight Approaches

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.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons Learned from the X-31 Program

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.

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