Still Learning from <em>Columbia</em>

Still Learning from Columbia

By Matt Melis On February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew were lost during reentry.

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Phaeton: Learning by Doing

Phaeton: Learning by Doing

By Johnny Kwok Recent graduates working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) face a familiar dilemma: project managers want individuals with experience, but how do you get the necessary experience if your lack of it prevents managers from hiring you?

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The Revolution of Social Innovation: Emerging Lessons for Large, Complex Organizations

The Revolution of Social Innovation: Emerging Lessons for Large, Complex Organizations

By Brook Manville Finding new sources of inspiration and creative ideas is easier said than done—mandates to just “start thinking outside the box” are hardly the answer.

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Interview with Rob Strain and Lesa Roe

By Ed Rogers Ed Rogers, chief knowledge officer for the Goddard Space Flight Center, recently sat down with two center directors—Rob Strain of Goddard and Lesa Roe of Langley Research Center.

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The Greening of Orbital Debris

The Greening of Orbital Debris

By Nicholas L. Johnson Like most technological advancements, the space age has left a sea of refuse in its wake.

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Sharing What We Know

Sharing What We Know

By Jean Engle and Brent Fontenot In the fall of 2006, Center Director Michael Coats created the new position of chief knowledge officer at the Johnson Space Center.

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Classes and Spacecraft Operations

Classes and Spacecraft Operations

By Leigh Gatto and Todd Watson A yellow caution flag pops up on the monitor with the message, “Battery Voltage to Temperature Ratio Is Out of Limits!”

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The Knowledge Notebook — How Organizations Learn Anything

By Laurence Prusak During the late 1930s, several researchers working on the West Coast noticed something interesting occurring during the manufacturing of aircraft bodies.

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