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The NASA Technical Standards Program: An Enterprise Approach

ASK OCE — June 21, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 4   As technology has progressed and system complexity has increased exponentially in recent decades, the need for technical standards relevant to spaceflight developments has also increased.

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A View from the Outside: Venus Express

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3   The European Space Agency’s Venus Express is capturing new images of Venus’s atmosphere. In an effort to obtain better imagery of the planet’s stormy south pole, scientists operating the Ultraviolet, Visible and Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIRTIS) tried a new approach. They focused on […]

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Leadership Corner: Charles Koch on the Science of Success

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3   As the CEO and Chairman of what may be the largest private company in the world, Charles G. Koch has a highly developed idea of what it takes to build a successful enterprise. In his forty years at the helm of Koch Industries, […]

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NASA Scientists Honored

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3   Two NASA scientists, Edward C. Stone and Emmett Chappelle, have been recognized for their outstanding lifetime achievements.

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Message from the Chief Engineer: Introducing NPRs 7120.5 and 7123.1

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3   By Chris Scolese   Two new NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) documents developed by the Office of the Chief Engineer establish common Agency-wide requirements for project management and systems engineering. NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements (NPR 7120.5D) defines project management requirements […]

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NASA On the Hill: Transition to Next Generation Human Spaceflight System

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3   The Senate Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences held hearings on March 28, 2007, on NASA’s transition from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation program.

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This Week in NASA History: JFK’s Moon Challenge

ASK OCE — May 29, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 3     On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy stood before a joint session of Congress and issued a bold challenge: to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

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The United States Standards Strategy

ASK OCE — June 21, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 4   When the question arises as to whether a system of international standards is important, the United States Standards Strategy (USSS) has a clear answer: voluntary consensus standards are nothing less than the cornerstone of the 21st century global economy.

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Enhancing Standards at DoD: The Defense Standardization Program

ASK OCE — June 21, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 4   The need for unified technical and manufacturing standards goes far beyond economic efficiency, ease of use, and interoperability.

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