The failure of a high pressure industrial water valve actuator assembly at a NASA test stand underscored the need for disciplined configuration control practices to ensure facility systems are built and maintained to the specified design.
NASA individuals and teams must collaborate effectively to make their missions a success due to the complex nature of their work.
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.
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.