Spotlight on Lessons Learned: ‘Deconfiguration’ Prevention
Integrated coordination of tasks involving common hardware used by different teams minimizes the impact of configuration changes.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Orbiting Carbon Observatory Launch Vehicle Mishap Investigation Results
Failure of a launch vehicle payload fairing to separate during ascent resulted in the loss of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite mission.
2016 Session 3: Considering It All For Project Success: Dissenting Opinions at NASA
Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Nigel Packham – Manager, Flight Safety Office, NASA Johnson Space Center Peter Spidaliere – Mission Systems Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Abstract: Program and project managers must make thousands of decisions in the course of delivering successful products and missions. But how […]
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers
September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.
A Shuttle Program Legacy of Safety and Mission Assurance at JSC
The NASA Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) organizations have both taken pride in the successes, and shared responsibility for the catastrophic failures during 30 years of Space Shuttle Program operations. Lessons learned during this time period were presented showing the evolution of safety culture, processes and products. The intent of this presentation was to impart a legacy of safety protocol that can guide future enterprises to pursue a course of action that emphasizes dedication to minimizing the risk of catastrophic failures.
Andrew Chaikin–The Challenge Of Exploration
Andrew Chaikin spoke at the Johnson Space Center Teague Auditorium September 16, 2015 to highlight the challenges of space exploration. We all want to see humans on Mars. How can we make it happen? Mr. Chaikin talks about the challenges of exploration—not just the technological hurdles, but the obstacles of politics and human behavior that we must get over in order to be successful. He also discusses valuable lessons from the Apollo program and from the recent New Horizons flyby of Pluto, and the rewards of those explorations: new discoveries and the increased awareness they bring.
Apollo 10 Panel
Apollo 10 Panel discussion conducted at JSC’s Building 2 Teaque Auditorium.
Apollo EVA Fact Sheets
A series of documents which provide details and facts, including dates of launches, moon walks, spacesuit information, definitions of acronyms, and information about hundreds of activities surrounding the spacewalks (extravehicular activities or EVAs) which took place outside of the Apollo spacecrafts.
Apollo Panel Discussions
Panel discussions at Johnson Space Center including topics on Apollo Engineering Design, Development, and Certification Challenges, Lunar Module Landing Operations, Lunar Science Operations, Lunar Module Development and Operational Issues, Command Module Landing and Recovery Operations.