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Academy Presentation — Growing Leaders: The Practice of Learning from Practice

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   Academy Director Dr. Ed Hoffman spoke at the Academy’s Project Leadership Forum on the topic of developing leaders in a time when the nature of work is changing rapidly.

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Message from the Academy Director: Project Management and Project Leadership

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   The dynamics of complex projects and the changing nature of work demand skills beyond traditional project management — they call for project leadership.

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This Month in NASA History: First Flight of the X-15 Rocket

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   On June 8, 1959, a B-52 released the X-15 rocket on its first unpowered glide flight piloted by Scott Crossfield.

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View from the Outside: JAXA’s Kaguya Probe Slams into Moon

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   On Wednesday June 10, 2009, JAXA’s three-ton lunar probe, Kaguya, or SELENE (SELenological and ENgineering Explorer), ended its mission as it intentionally slammed into the near-side of the moon.

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The Public Twitters over the Human Space Flight Program

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   NASA and the Review of the U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee have launched the website hsf.nasa.gov to gather input from the public about the nation’s human space flight program.

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Research Brief: RAND Looks at Titanium Market

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   A mid-decade surge in the price of titanium resulted from a perfect storm of supply and demand factors, according to a recent study by the RAND Corporations Project AIR FORCE.

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Government Brief: GAO Assesses NASA COTS Program

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   NASA’s COTS partners SpaceX and Orbital have demonstrated solid progress, but are now faced with adhering to aggressive schedules in order to meet upcoming milestones, according to a recent assessment by the General Accountability Office (GAO).

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Marshall Institute Explores Innovation in Aerospace

June 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 6   An appetite for risk, flatter hierarchies, leaders with “dirty hands,” and more public/private partnerships are the key ingredients for a blast of aerospace innovation, according to a multi-sector panel convened by the George C. Marshall Institute.

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