By Nancy Leveson System safety uses systems theory and systems engineering approaches to prevent foreseeable accidents and minimize the effects of unforeseen ones. It considers losses in general, not just human death or injury. Such losses may include destruction of property, loss of mission, and environmental harm.
By Ken Dolan Launched in 1996, the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) satellite was expected to map and understand the magnitude of polar ozone depletion for two years.
By Daniel Lockney For decades now, NASA has been sending spacecraft throughout the solar system. Once in space, many of these craft use advanced cameras to create images of corners and crevices of our universe never before seen and then transmit these pictures back to laboratories on Earth, where scientists then ask: What exactly are we […]
By Lucas Steinhauser and Scott Thon On February 20, 2008, a single Standard Missile 3 (SM3), fired from the USS Lake Erie in the Pacific Ocean, shot down a National Reconnaissance Office satellite that was falling out of orbit and potentially posing danger to people around the globe.
By Dustin Gohmert As Orion seat subsystem manager, I had been working with contractor Lockheed Martin for approximately a year and a half on the design of an astronaut seat for the new crew exploration vehicle, Orion.