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The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft onboard is seen on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Academy Infographic: LDCM’s Instrument Heritage

NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission’s two instruments come from a line of cutting-edge technologies.

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Hoffman, Gaddis, and Yost.
PM Challenge Archive: Insights from NASA Practitioners

ASK the Academy looks back on its PM Challenge coverage from the past few years.

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This overall view of the Shuttle (White) Flight Control Room (WFCR) in Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center (MCC) was photographed during STS-114 simulation activities.
CKO Corner: JSC’s Jean Engle and Brent Fontenot

Jean Engle and Brent Fontenot discuss knowledge management at Johnson Space Center.

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This is an image of magnetic loops on the sun, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). It has been processed to highlight the edges of each loop to make the structure more clear. A series of loops such as this is known as the a flux rope, and these lie at the hears of eruptions on the sun known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). This is the first time scientists were able to discern the timing of a flux rope’s formation. (Blended 131 Angstrom and 171 images of July 19, 2012 flare of CME).
Message from the Director: Why Have a Knowledge Policy?

Doesn’t a new policy just mean another layer of bureaucracy?

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Digital Electronic Engine Control F-15A #287 in flight over California City. Note wing deflection measurement system on right wing. June 18, 1982
This Month in NASA History: Digital Electronic Engine Control System

Ten years ago this month, NASA concluded the Digital Electronic Engine Control research program, which made significant contributions to aircraft engine performance.

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Earth as Art
Academy Bookshelf: Earth as Art

As LDCM settles into orbit, a recent NASA publication celebrates images from Earth-observing satellites.

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Delegates from South Korea, Italy, France, South Africa, and the United States discuss what motivates young professionals in the space industry at the inaugural IPMC Young Professionals Workshop in Naples, Italy on September 28, 2012.
Young Professional Brief: IPMC YP Workshop Report Released

Findings from the inaugural young professionals workshop offer valuable insight for organizations on addressing the needs of the next-generation workforce.

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