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Leadership Brief: MIT President Susan Hockfield on Innovation

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   Five underlying rules are critical to ignite the American innovation engine, according to MIT President Susan Hockfield.

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Government Brief: GAO Examines Parts Quality Problems at NASA and DOD

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   NASA and the Department of Defense (DOD) should undertake periodic assessments to correct parts quality problems in their programs, according to the General Accountability Office (GAO).

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The Genesis sample return capsule crash-landing in the Utah desert.
This Month in NASA History: Genesis Launches

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   Ten years ago this month, Genesis launched to discover the origin of our solar system. Three years later, it had an unexpectedly rough return in the Utah desert.

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Image of Hurricane Ike taken by the crew of the International Space Station.
Academy Case Study — Weathering the Storm: Lessons from Hurricane Ike

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   Surviving the third costliest hurricane to hit the United States reaffirmed a common lesson for NASA: in the event of an emergency, you’d better have a plan.

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Darius Yaghoubi flying in his Cessna. Image courtesy of Darius Yaghoubi.
Young Professional Brief: Darius Yaghoubi

August 30, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 6   In a time of transition at NASA, Darius Yaghoubi wants to learn as much as he can.

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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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