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Virtual Project Management Challenge: Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

Large, complex missions have long development timeframes that often increase the challenges associated with budget, schedule, risk and reviews. In this VPMC session, associate administrators of two NASA mission directorates will share lessons learned from large projects.

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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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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Facilities Installation and Maintenance Records as Government Property
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Facilities Installation and Maintenance Records as Government Property

When an electrician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center suffered burns due to a pre-existing condition in a power distribution panel, one of the lessons learned was the importance of managing installation and maintenance records as government property.

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Saturn eclipsing the sun for Cassini.
New Science Published from Cassini’s Grand Finale

The spacecraft’s historic series of dives into the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings yields treasure trove of new data.

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The Coronavirus pandemic forced APPEL Knowledge Services to cancel all face-to-face training and convert more than 80 percent of its courses—such as this one, Cognitive Bias in Engineering Decision-Making with instructor Matthew Kohut—to virtual delivery. Credit: NASA/Donna Wilson
APPEL Knowledge Services Sets Course Schedule to Start FY 2019

For the first quarter of FY 2019, APPEL Knowledge Services offers a wide range of courses to support the development of NASA’s technical workforce.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Knowledge Transfer Featured Image of Brian Anderson
Critical Knowledge inSight: Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge is an important product that comes out of all of NASA’s project work.

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The sunshade deployed by the crew of Skylab 3 showing the folds Pilot Jack R. Lousma wrestled with in zero gravity.]
This Month in NASA History: Skylab 3

The crew of Skylab 3 made crucial repairs to the space station and dramatically pushed the boundaries of time in space.

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New Horizons expanded scientific understanding of Pluto and is now set to rendezvous with Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt
New Horizons Homes In on Ultima Thule

After dramatically increasing scientific understanding of Pluto, the space probe is aimed for an encounter in the icy Kuiper Belt to return the most distant images ever taken.

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Inside the 8' x 6' wind tunnel at NASA Glenn, engineers recently tested a fan and inlet design, commonly called a propulsor, which could use four to eight percent less fuel than today's advanced aircraft.
The First ‘A’ in NASA: Lessons Learned from NASA Aeronautics Projects

NASA has a rich history and an exciting future advancing aeronautics research to make air travel, safer, quieter, and more efficient.

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