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This Month in NASA History: 20th Anniversary of STS-26 (Return to Flight)

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   On September 29, 1988, Space Shuttle Discovery launched into orbit exactly 975 days after the Challenger disaster.

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Leadership Brief: Knowledge Nomads

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   With a workforce spread across ten field centers, NASA has plenty of “knowledge nomads” who move from one organization to another.

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View from the Outside: CubeSats to Study Space Weather

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   The National Science Foundation has begun a program to develop very small satellites that can further the study of space weather.

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Business Bookshelf — groundswell: winning in a world transformed by social technologies

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   Can Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, and other social technologies really add value to an enterprise? The key is understanding the opportunity that these tools represent, write two vice presidents at Forrester Research.

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Does Your Project Twitter?

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   The use of Twitter and other social technologies is spreading within the NASA community.

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Research Brief: Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Earth Observation System

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   A robust, comprehensive Earth observation system will provide the United States with monitoring capabilities that are vital to the nation’s economy and security, according to a recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Academy Brief: Innovative Design for Engineering Applications (IDEA)

September 5, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 8   A new Academy course takes a systematic look at the design process.

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