By Jay Grinstead When I took the International Project Management (IPM) course at Kennedy Space Center in the winter of 2012, I had already had some experience working with NASA’s international partners. In fact it was that work, which introduced me to some of the cultural and organizational complexity of working internationally, that convinced […]
By Mike Menzel The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled for launch in 2018, is expected to show us the most distant galaxies that formed in the early life of the universe. To do this, it has light-gathering capability unprecedented in a space telescopeits 6.5-meter-diameter mirror has more than six times the light-collecting area […]
By Bo Schwerin It was an unlikely moment for inspiration. Engineers David Wolf and Ray Schwarz stopped by their lab around midday. Wolf, of Johnson Space Center, and Schwarz, with NASA contractor Krug Life Sciences (now Wyle Laboratories Inc.), were part of a team tasked with developing a unique technology with the potential to […]
By Ed Hoffman Eleven years ago, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report about NASA’s effectiveness—or lack of effectiveness—as a knowledge organization.
By Don Cohen Originally a co-op student at Goddard Space Flight Center, Alan J. Lindenmoyer has worked on human spaceflight programs for more than thirty years. In 2005, he was appointed manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program, which manages Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS), at the Johnson Space Center.