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Earned Value-Added

By the time I joined the team, the ACEO had already established several unique tools with which to develop meaningful summaries…

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Boiling Point

By Michael C. Jansen One of my first experiences as a journeyman engineer paralleled Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.

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The Lawn Dart

By Michael Jansen The Voodoo Crew It wasn’t too long after I agreed to be the Thermal Integration Manager for the Space Shuttle Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) program that I gained an appreciation for why the thermal community was always viewed by the Shuttle Program Office as a group of “out-there” voodoo practitioners.

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Garage-Style Engineering

Michael C. Jansen Judging by my conversations with peers in the industry, it is striking how many engineers grew into their professions by tinkering with junk in their families’ garages.

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Endeavour sits atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (a modified 747) in Palmdale, California, where the orbiter was built, ready for delivery to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida in May 1991. A little more than a year later, Endeavour launched on its maiden flight, STS-49, an extended mission that featured four spacewalks to repair a satellite.
Natural Relationship

Experience before age One of the team leads I worked with was a chief without braves.

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