(Preview) Anne Caraccio: Where I Want to Be
As the Space Shuttle Program comes to a close, Anne Caraccio, chemical engineer at Kennedy Space Center, shares her story about how she came to work in the space program and what it means to her as a young professional at NASA. She spoke to an audience of Apollo and Shuttle era engineers at the […]
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Component Identification Procedures Used in the Columbia Accident Investigation
Procedures developed by the NASA community to identify, catalog, and inspect accident debris proved invaluable in the Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Copper Tube Pinch Failure
While pinching copper tubes is a standard practice for many applications on Earth, it presents challenges for spaceflight applications.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Design Verification Development
The likelihood of success increases if the group responsible for implementing design verification methods chosen early in a program’s life cycle is allowed to contribute to the selection process.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: DSN Antenna Complex Damaged by Lightning
Evaluation of costs associated with lightning strikes and other naturally occurring events should extend beyond facility repair to include impacts on science data, spacecraft commanding, and other mission-critical functions.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: End-to-End Redundancy Analysis
Redundancy and failure analysis should extend beyond end items and the subsystem under design and consider potential failure scenarios for all relevant interfacing subsystems.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Incorporating Human Factors from the Beginning of a Program/Project
Employing qualified human factors personnel on a design team from the start of a program or project has proven to be successful and effective.
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers
September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.
A New Era of Splashdowns Begins with SpaceX Demo-2 Test Flight
From 1961 to 1975, the journey to space ended in the ocean.