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Artist's conception of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO)
How to Say No

Put ‘N’ and ‘O’ together and you may just have the most powerful word in the English language. Since becoming a project manager, I have learned that using this word is often associated with project success.

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Endeavour sits atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (a modified 747) in Palmdale, California, where the orbiter was built, ready for delivery to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida in May 1991. A little more than a year later, Endeavour launched on its maiden flight, STS-49, an extended mission that featured four spacewalks to repair a satellite.
Natural Relationship

Experience before age One of the team leads I worked with was a chief without braves.

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Mentors Come in All Shapes and Sizes

I was a new engineer at one of NASA’s contractor sites, straight out of college and ready to conquer the Agency.

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