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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Archimedes Archive: The History of U.S. Engineering Standards

ASK OCE — June 21, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 4   The movement to unify and strengthen U.S. standards is hardly new a voluntary standards system has been in existence for nearly ninety years.

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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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This Week in NASA History: Seasat-A

ASK OCE — June 21, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 4   On June 28, 1978, Seasat-A was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard an Atlas-Agena launch vehicle.

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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: Technical Standards

ASK OCE — June 21, 2007 — Vol. 2, Issue 4   By Chris Scolese   In this issue we examine the role of standards at NASA, the Department of Defense, and more generally throughout engineering and technical professions.

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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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