ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 Why should anyone be led by you? It’s a question for every leader to consider. London Business School professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones have examined this question in depth in their new book of the same name (Why Should Anyone Be Led […]
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 1 On August 20, 1977, NASA launched Voyager 2 aboard a Titan Centaur expendable rocket on the first leg of a “Grand Tour” of the outer solar system.
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 By Chris Scolese Anyone who works at NASA knows that this is first and foremost a technical organization. We build, buy, and operate the most complex flight systems known to humankind. This requires a highly skilled workforce at every level, from the […]
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 The construction of the Panama Canal, widely considered one of the world’s greatest civil engineering feats, also necessitated one of the largest and most historic electrical installations of the 20th century.
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 India has its eye on the moon, and its burgeoning civil space program is collaborating in new ways with the United States.
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 In the early 1970s, there were a number of challenges involved in bringing the new and complex Space Shuttle program on line. None loomed larger, however, than the ultimate decision by the program team to launch STS-1 with a human crew on board […]
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 The thin line between mission success and failure holds important lessons for NASA, according to Georgetown University Professor Cathy Tinsley. Tinsley and her colleague Robin Dillon-Merrill have been studying perceptions of so-called “near-misses” — events that have positive outcomes but could have resulted in […]
ASK OCE — August 17, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 12 Systems engineers are made, not born. So what does it take to make one? It depends who you ask, according to Carolyn Casey, Career Development and Leadership Manager for the Engineering Directorate at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). “You have a lot of […]