Academy Archive: Space-to-Space Communications Case Study

Academy Archive: Space-to-Space Communications Case Study

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   Project managers need the right resources — including the talent — at the beginning of the project, not the end.

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This Month in NASA History Launch of TIMED

This Month in NASA History Launch of TIMED

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   Too high for weather balloons, too low for satellites, the “ignorosphere” can’t hide from the TIMED mission, which celebrates the tenth anniversary of its launch this month. We’re all a little less ignorant about what lies 40-110 miles above us, thanks to the Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics […]

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Academy Bookshelf: Thinking, Fast and Slow

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   Daniel Kahneman reflects on a lifetime of learning about how we actually make decisions.

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Message from the Academy Director Unsung Heroes

Message from the Academy Director Unsung Heroes

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   Infrastructure is all around us, and yet most of us rarely give it a second thought.

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Academy Brief: Collaboration with DLR

Academy Brief: Collaboration with DLR

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   Academy Director Dr. Ed Hoffman met with representatives of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to discuss an international agreement on project manager and workforce development.

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Academy Interview: TDRS K Project Manager Jeff Gramling

Academy Interview: TDRS K Project Manager Jeff Gramling

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   TDRS K project manager Jeff Gramling shared some thoughts with ASK the Academy on managing a communications satellite project.

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Rethinking Infrastructure: Propellants North

Rethinking Infrastructure: Propellants North

December 22, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 10   Nearly a year after opening, Kennedy Space Center’s Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility serves as a test bed for a new wave of infrastructure at NASA.

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Message from the Academy Director: Focus and Flexibility

Message from the Academy Director: Focus and Flexibility

November 29, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 9   The paradox of project execution is that it requires both single-minded focus and the flexibility to change course when needed.

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