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Academy Brief: Academy Holds First Knowledge Forum

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   Experts from NASA and around the world gathered to talk about the knowledge sharing practices of complex organizations at the Academy’s first Knowledge Forum.

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Research Brief: Knowledge-Based Risk on Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Technology

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate’s Integrated Risk and Knowledge Management Portal has published a new knowledge-based risk on super lightweight fuel tanks that identifies critical non-destructive evaluation techniques in need of further development.

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The Apollo Lessons Learned Project

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   “How did we do this during Apollo?” A project at Johnson Space Center identified pertinent Apollo-era documentation and gathered, formatted, and presented it using modern tools for todays engineers and managers.

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Matt Melis Discusses Lessons Learned: Return to Flight Activities

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   The ballistic impact testing conducted at Glenn Research Center in the wake of the Columbia accident provided new insights about the accident and the vulnerabilities of the space shuttle system, according to structural engineer Matt Melis.

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Message from the Academy Director: Knowledge and Projects

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   In a project environment, knowledge is not just a matter of what you know.

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Gettysburg Addressed: Common Ground between NASA Engineers and Civil War Generals

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   The first graduating class of the Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program walked the battlefield at Gettysburg last summer in search of timeless lessons.

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Masters with Masters: John Mather and Dennis McCarthy

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   The Academy’s second Masters with Masters event featured Dr. John Mather and Dennis McCarthy, who shared critical learning experiences related to the Cosmic Background Explorer, the James Webb Space Telescope, and other complex science projects.

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Academy Interview: Six Questions for Steven Gonzalez

November 24, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 11   Johnson Space Center has a question: what would happen if we could tap into the expertise of the centers employees to solve any one of the difficult challenges that NASA faces?

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