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Academy Case Study: The New Horizons RP-1 Tank Decision

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   In early September 2005, the Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center received an unexpected call from Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the launch vehicle for New Horizons, NASAs long-planned mission to Pluto.

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From the Archives: An Iconoclast on the Definition of Systems Engineering

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   In the spirit of NASA’s fiftieth anniversary, ASK the Academy looks back forty years to a letter written by George S. Trimble, Deputy Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) from 1967-1969, on the definition of systems engineering.

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Academy Brief: Knowledge Sharing

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   Knowledge sharing is a critical pillar of the Academy’s professional development framework that is central to its efforts to build a community of reflective practitioners across NASA.

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This Month in NASA History: Fiftieth Anniversary of NASA’s First Launch

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   Pioneer 1, NASA’s first-ever space launch, rocketed into orbit on October 11, 1958.

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View from the Outside: ESA’s Rosetta Meets an Asteroid

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   The European Space Agency’s (ESA) spacecraft Rosetta did its first fly-by of the asteroid 2867 Steins on September 5, 2008.

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Message from the Academy Director: What’s the Story with Your Project?

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   A project’s storyline is a powerful force that can play a crucial role in determining its success.

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Leadership Brief — Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   The evidence of great leadership manifests itself in great judgment, according to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis.

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Research Brief: Space Security

October 1, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 9   Space debris poses an increasing threat to space security, according to Space Security 2008, the fifth annual report by spacesecurity.org.

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