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Working with Nuts Running Loose

By Lee Graham As I walked though the gates at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the first time, I couldn’t help but smile to myself.

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ASK Interactive (ASK 27)

NASA in the News U.S. News & World Report, in conjunction with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, named Charles Elachi of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as one of “America’s Best Leaders” for 2006.

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ASK Bookshelf (ASK 27)

Here is a description of a book that we believe will interest ASK readers.

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From the Director — The Power of Stories

By Ed Hoffman What is your story? That question can be taken in many directions. It can express powerful interest or doubt. In Brooklyn, where I grew up, people said, “So, what’s your story?” to make someone reflect on and change foolish behavior.

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The Knowledge Notebook — On Trust

By Laurence Prusak Sometimes a concept seems to be everywhere at once. It arrives on the scene seemingly from nowhere, and everybody is suddenly talking and writing about it. One such idea is trust.

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Knowledge in Brief (ASK 27)

Here are two true stories about organizational effectiveness. We leave it to you to think about their relevance to NASA and knowledge.

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In This Issue (ASK 27)

Don Cohen, Managing Editor The articles in this issue of ASK touch on themes already familiar to regular readers of the magazine. Learning from hands-on experience is one.

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Viewpoint: Lunar Opportunities

By Paul D. Spudis When NASA’s Lunar Architecture Team began to review ideas submitted by the broader space community about what we should do on the moon, they had to reconcile many disparate thoughts and concepts and weld them into a coherent rationale.

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Interview with Robert Seamans

By Don Cohen Robert C. Seamans was appointed associate administrator of NASA in 1960 and became deputy administrator in 1965. He later became secretary of the U.S. Air Force and then dean of the School of Engineering at MIT. Don Cohen spoke with him at the Robert C. Seamans Learning Laboratory on the MIT campus […]

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