Reflecting and learning from an accident can be an emotionally painful process, but also extremely important to improving safety in the future.
NASA individuals and teams must collaborate effectively to make their missions a success due to the complex nature of their work.
The Apollo Program and the Apollo 1 fire led to several lessons that NASA should never forget.
An example or model of a productive and effective team can help leaders monitor and benchmark their own team’s performance.
Doing hands-on work provides people direct experiences with components, objects and circumstances to encourage personal understanding of a specific subject matter.
The X-31 was an international flight research program that involved collaboration from NASA, U.S. Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Navy, Deutsche Aerospace, German Federal Ministry of Defense, and Rockwell International during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
NASA developed and instituted an independent technical authority process after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident occurred. The technical authority model is designed to develop policy and procedural requirements and standards for program and project management when applicable and appropriate.