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Ice Bridge
This Month in NASA History: Learning from ICESat

Vol. 6, Issue 1 Ten years after an unexpected anomaly, the lessons and knowledge of the ICESat mission live on in current and future missions.

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Through a cloud-washed blue sky above Launch Pad 39A, Space Shuttle Columbia hurtles toward space on mission STS-107. Following the countdown, liftoff occurred on-time at 10:39 EST. Experiments in the SPACEHAB module ranged from material sciences to life sciences.
Message from the Director: To Be Better and Do Better

Vol. 6, Issue 1 The loss of the crew of STS-107 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003 marked a turning point for NASA.

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This is an artist's concept of a blended wing body aircraft that could become a prototype by the year 2020.
CKO Corner: ARMD’s Susan Minor

Vol. 6, Issue 1 Susan Minor shares her insights about knowledge management practices within the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.

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2012 APPEL Annual Report and Year in Knowledge
Academy Brief: Annual Publications Released

Vol. 6, Issue 1 The 2012 Year in Knowledge anthology and Annual Report are available.

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This is one of a series of nighttime images photographed by one of the Expedition 29 crew members from the International Space Station. It features Central and Eastern Europe, extending from the Netherlands to Hungary and Italy to northern Poland. Overall, the view includes the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Hungary. When the photo was taken on Oct 2, 2011, the station was over Corsica at 43.18 degrees north latitude and 9.95 degrees east longitude.
#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age

Vol. 6, Issue 1 Digital platforms are enabling government agencies to do more with less, according to a recent report by the Partnership for Public Service.

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Chemist Anne Caraccio works with a prototype reactor for incinerating trash in space. The device is inside a lab at NASA's Kenendy Space Center in Florida. She is part of the team developing a mechanism to burn trash and extract valuable gases from the material.
Young Professionals Brief: The Next Generation on Knowledge

Vol. 6, Issue 1 Young professionals at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) shared how they seek out and share knowledge at NASA—and it doesn’t involve tweeting or texting.

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NASA at 50
Academy Bookshelf: NASA at 50: Interviews with NASA Senior Leadership

Vol. 6, Issue 1 The NASA History Offices latest publication captures the thinking of NASA senior leadership on the agencys 50th anniversary.

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Columbia Case Study
Case Study Archive: Columbia’s Last Mission

Vol. 6, Issue 1 Routine reviews of Columbia’s launch videos from January 16, 2003, revealed a foam strike and triggered discussions within NASA about what, if anything should be done next.

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