Volkswagen Research and Development building in Wolfsburg, Germany. Credit: Ralf Roletschek
New Case Study Examines the Lessons from Dieselgate

Pressure to achieve unrealistic emissions goal leads to illegal computer workaround.

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Astronaut Rick D. Husband, pilot, reads over the flight data file at the pilot's station on the starboard side of Discovery's forward cabin during a mission in 1999. Credit: NASA
Widow Provides Perspective on Columbia Accident

Evelyn Husband Thompson’s keynote address during national tour moves audience.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Human Spaceflight Mishaps’ Common Root Causal Factors

It is crucial to learn and understand as much as possible about the causes of human spaceflight mishaps to prevent them from reoccurring and to make future missions as safe as possible.

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New Podcast Episode: Mars Opportunity Rover Mission

Abigail Fraeman, deputy project scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, discusses the Opportunity rover mission.

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The InSight lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure device, placed on the surface of Mars December 19, 2018, detected likely seismic activity in early April. Credit: NASA
NASA’s InSight Lander Records Milestone Quake on Mars

Team excited by discovery that suggests rocky planet is still seismically active.

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Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of STS-107 Commander Rick Husband, speaks to NASA civil service and contractor employees and guests in Kennedy Space Center’s Training Auditorium on April 12, 2019. Husband Thompson was one of the presenters for “Columbia: The Mission Continues,” an event organized by the Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program (ACCLLP). Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
National Tour Emphasizes Columbia Lessons Learned

Display of artifacts, APPEL course, townhalls planned for NASA centers.

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Mark Kelly (left) and twin brother Scott participated in a comprehensive study of the effects of an extended spaceflight on the human body. Credit: NASA
Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel on Fire

Twins Study Provides Fascinating Insight into the Effects of Spaceflight on the Human Body.

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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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