ASK Reader Response

In the fall 2009 issue of ASK, Ed Hoffman wrote that the excessive optimism or pessimism of project teams can obscure the realities they need to understand to carry out their projects successfully.

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ASK Bookshelf (ASK 38)

Here are descriptions of two books that we believe will interest ASK readers.

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Open-Door Innovation

Open-Door Innovation

By Andrew Petro   The idea behind NASA’s Centennial Challenges program, which offers cash prizes for successful solutions to important and clearly defined technical problems, is that innovation can come from anywhere.

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NextGen: Preparing for More Crowded Skies

By Kerry Ellis   NASA is working with other agencies to prepare for ever-increasing air traffic.

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NASA Past and Future: A Personal Memoir

NASA Past and Future: A Personal Memoir

By Ken Randle   When I was working for the Sperry Corporation in the sixties, we submitted a proposal to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to provide support for their unmanned space exploration programs.

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Sharing Knowledge About Knowledge

Sharing Knowledge About Knowledge

By Don Cohen and Matthew Kohut   The Academy’s first Knowledge Forum brought together people from several industries and countries.

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The Next Big Thing Is Small

The Next Big Thing Is Small

By Haley Stephenson Satellites that can fit in a backpack are shrinking technology, reframing satellite science, and providing valuable mission training and experience to the next generation of engineers.

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ASK Interactive (<em>ASK</em> 38)

ASK Interactive (ASK 38)

NASA in the News   New observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory provide evidence for powerful “winds” blowing away from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy.

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