Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Project Management Lessons Learned on a Fast Track Engine Test

Accepting a task to perform a fast-track engine test prior to fully understanding its risks and challenges led to cost and schedule issues.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Successful Team Behavior
Critical Knowledge inSight: Successful Team Behavior

An example or model of a productive and effective team can help leaders monitor and benchmark their own team’s performance.

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Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space. Credit: NASA
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

Probe that rewrote textbooks in the 1980s reaches a remarkable milestone decades later.

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An illustration of Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
NASA Mission Updates

The Parker Solar Probe reaches the Sun, OSIRIS-REx finds hydroxyls on Bennu, and still no contact from Opportunity.

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Example of thermal strap joint configuration. Photo Credit: NASA.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Thermal Strap Joint Relaxation and Material Creep

Material creep and joint relaxation in thermal strap joints under load at room temperature can result in thermal performance degradation at cryogenic operating temperatures.

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Taken aboard Apollo 8 by William A. Anders, this iconic picture shows Earth rising above the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft orbited the Moon. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 8 Changes the World’s Perspective

One billion people were following news of the first spacecraft to reach the Moon with humans aboard. 

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. When NASA returns to the Moon, it will be with commercial partners. Credit: NASA
NASA Announces Innovative Moon Partnerships

Payload program is envisioned to foster a robust commercial space program in which NASA is one customer among many.

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Critical Knowledge Insight Featured Image December 6
Critical Knowledge inSight: The Importance of Hands-on Work

Doing hands-on work provides people direct experiences with components, objects and circumstances to encourage personal understanding of a specific subject matter.

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