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ASK Magazine Special Issue on Constellation Lessons from the past are guiding NASA’s next step into the future as the space agency prepares to replace the Space Shuttle with an Apollo-style vehicle for human explorers.

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ASK Bookshelf (ASK 25)

Here are descriptions of two books, very different from one another, that we believe will interest ASK readers.

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From the Director — Passing Forward Centuries of Knowledge

By Dr. Ed Hoffman It’s amazing how you can examine an object or issue ten, twenty, or hundreds of times and manage to still find nuances or a different view of the whole picture if you step away from it long enough and come back to it later — or even bring in an outside […]

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The Knowledge Notebook — The Other Frontiers of Space

By Laurence Prusak While we at NASA are very aware of research and activities related to every aspect of outer space, there are other kinds of space that have been gaining the attention of organizational researchers and practitioners.

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Knowledge in Brief — Learning from Projects

Project work often generates new knowledge — both technical knowledge and knowledge about how to carry out projects successfully.

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In This Issue (ASK 25)

Don Cohen, Managing Editor A few years ago, I spent a couple of days driving from meeting to meeting with a woman responsible for coordinating critical activities of a large organization.

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Seven Key Principles of Program and Project Success

By Vincent J. Bilardo, Jr. To support the Next Generation Launch Technology Program and the Constellation Systems Program, twenty seasoned program managers and systems engineers from the aerospace industry, academia, and government joined together to create the NASA Organization Design Team (ODT).

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Imagination, Motivation, and Leadership Make Visions Real

By Eugene S. Meieran and Harrison H. Schmitt In 1968, Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce left Fairchild Semiconductor to form Intel Corporation. Intel soon became one of the most important companies in the world, a crucial driver of the Information Age, while Fairchild declined.

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Interview with Eileen Collins

By Don Cohen In 1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman to command a shuttle mission. She commandedDiscovery‘s return-to-flight mission in 2005, after the Columbia accident.

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