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On the set of the November 15th Virtual Project Management Challenge. From left to right: Host Ramien Pierre, Thomas Zurbuchen, and William Gerstenmaier. Credit: NASA
VPMC: Gerstenmaier and Zurbuchen share Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

Leaders with decades of high-profile experience on NASA’s largest projects discuss the importance of good culture, open communication, and realistic expectations to mission success.

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X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. A hydraulic lift elevated the launch aircraft and then lowered it over the rocket plane for mating. Credit: NASA Photo / NACA/NASA
This Month in NASA History: The X-1E Makes Final Flight

Crack in fuel tank ends storied research program at the dawn of the space age.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Aligning System Development Models with Insight Approaches

Knowledge of system development models used by NASA partners for systems engineering and integration can prevent miscommunication and unfulfilled expectations within NASA insight and oversight organizations.

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This artist’s concept of the InSight lander shows the solar panels and scientific instruments deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
InSight Nears Mars with Bold, New Mission to Explore Planet’s Interior

Lander will search beneath the surface of Mars for clues to how all rocky planets formed and evolved. 

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons Learned from the X-31 Program

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.

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Apollo 7 lifts off. The mission’s success set the stage for Apollo 8, which orbited the Moon months later. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 7 Returns America’s Focus to Landing on the Moon

Mission of firsts achieves 101 percent success and sets the stage for orbiting the Moon.

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Virtual Project Management Challenge: Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

Watch recorded November 15, 2018 session.

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NASA engineers Rob Gallagher (left), Ken Smith (right) and Deneen Ferro (inside the spacecraft, center) work on the GPM Core satellite in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Md. Credit: NASA
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers

September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.

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