Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Vibration “Over-Testing” Close Call

The importance of vibration testing in qualifying and accepting spaceflight hardware cannot be overstated, but the testing also introduces significant programmatic risk.

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Virtual Project Management Challenge: The Resilient Project Manager. RSVP Today!

Join us for the next Virtual PM Challenge on May 1, 2019.

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New Podcast Episode: Engineering NASA’s Science Missions

Joe Gasbarre, NASA Science Mission Directorate Chief Engineer, discusses the engineering side of science missions.

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The original Mercury astronauts in June 1963 at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), now Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. From left-to-right: L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, John H. Glenn Jr., Donald K. (Deke) Slayton and M. Scott Carpenter. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA Introduces the First Astronauts

Seven selected for Project Mercury went on to blaze bold paths in space exploration.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons and Legacies: Space Shuttle Columbia

Reflecting and learning from an accident can be an emotionally painful process, but also extremely important to improving safety in the future.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: High Pressure Industrial Water Valve Actuator Assembly Failure

The failure of a high pressure industrial water valve actuator assembly at a NASA test stand underscored the need for disciplined configuration control practices to ensure facility systems are built and maintained to the specified design.

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Orion Crew Module Uprighting System
NASA Planning Key Tests of Orion’s Launch Abort System

Crucial, complex safety system will rocket astronauts to safety at the first sign of danger.

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Asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 19, as captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin
Smallest Object Ever Orbited Holds Big Surprises

Three months into mission of firsts, NASA already knows near-Earth asteroid Bennu is a rare specimen.

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