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Research Brief: Aviation Week Workforce Studies Released

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   The aerospace workforce saw more stability than change in 2011, according to two benchmark studies by Aviation Week.

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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon — the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft — was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 2 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth. Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977, 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1.
Message from the Academy Director: Blessing from the Godfather

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   Organizations that intend to succeed cant only rely on established experience. They have to allow for the creation of it.

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Academy Brief: Principal Investigator Team Forum #3

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   Principal investigators, project managers, and project scientists gathered to exchange stories and knowledge at the third Principal Investigator Team Masters Forum in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Academy Bookshelf: Thinking Small(er)

July 20, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 5   Two new books examine the advantages of taking incremental steps to achieve big breakthroughs.

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Aaron Cohen served as NASA Acting Deputy Administrator from February 19, 1992 to November 1, 1992. Mr. Cohen started at NASA's Johnson Space Center in 1962 working on the Apollo program. After Apollo he served as Manager of the Space Shuttle orbiter, directing the development and testing of the orbiter. In 1986 he assumed the position of Johnson Space Center Director.
Academy Archives: Aaron Cohen on Project Management

July 20, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 5   A pioneer of human spaceflight projects offered five rules for avoiding project management pitfalls.

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"Dave Scott (right) and Jim Irwin (left) drive the Geologic Rover ( aka Grover) along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge at Taos, New Mexico. At this location, the Rio Grande Gorge is about the same width as Hadley Rille at the Apollo 15 landing site. During this training exercise, Dave and Jim conducted a geologic investigation similar to the one they later did at Hadley. Ulli Lotzmann notes that the 1g trainer was also known as the Geology Rover or Grover." Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Lunar Roving

July 20, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 5 Forty years ago this month, the Apollo 15 astronauts took the first lunar rover for a ride.

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Space shuttle Atlantis is seen over the Bahamas prior to a perfect docking with the International Space Station at 10:07 a.m. (CDT). Part of a Russian Progress spacecraft which is docked to the station is in the foreground.
Message from the Academy Director: Learning in a Time of Transition

July 20, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 5   As we adjust to life after the space shuttle, we face new learning challenges for new missions.

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Masters with Masters 9 featured NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier and JAXA Executive Director for Human Space Systems and Utilization Kuniaki Shiraki at NASA Headquarters on July 11, 2011.
Masters with Masters Features Human Spaceflight Leaders of NASA and JAXA

July 20, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 5   The International Space Station has taught us what it really means to engage in international collaboration, according to Bill Gerstenmaier and Dr. Kuniaki Shiraki.

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The "sp.ace." inside one of the high bays of Building 29 overlooking the former home of the Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) is a work area available to everyone at the center. Credit: NASA
Working Outside the Box at Johnson Space Center

July 20, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 5   What impact does a room really have on your work?

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