Critical Knowledge inSight: Testing to Mitigate Risk
Testing is an important part of reducing risk in spacecraft design, and can help determine limits and allow learning about a spacecraft’s performance.
The Marshall Virtual Information Notebook, MarVIN, (formerly called the Engineering Notebook or the Propulsion Databook) is a MediaWiki-based tool for capturing specific working knowledge during a project in a format familiar to everyone. MarVIN allows for both encyclopedia-like recordation of facts, terminology, and knowledge, and as a self-censored recordation of emerging facts and figures cogent […]
Knowledge Community Corner: NASA Marshall’s Preston Jones
Preston Jones discusses knowledge sharing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
Launch and Space Systems E-library (LaSSe) SharePoint
MSFC [Request access to MSFC LaSSe in NAMS]: Web-based, electronic library providing engineers with a single source for historical, current and one-of-a-kind launch, scientific and research data. LaSSe facilitates data storage, retrieval, viewing, and full-text searches from an access-controlled, user-friendly interface.
MSFC Case Studies
Case Studies illustrating the experiences of MSFC project leaders, program managers, scientists, and engineers are shared through the NASA LLIS system and on MSFC’s ExplorNet site addressing such topics as design decisions, launch commit decisions, project team dynamics, program planning and execution, and overcoming impediments to innovation.
The MSFC Library curates collections of materials from various manned and unmanned space flight programs, including the Space Transportation System (STS). Archives include the “Rocketry Room” with unique documents for early STS propulsion system development.
Oral Histories and Historical Documents
The MSFC History Office contains and creates oral histories from distinguished current and former MSFC leaders. Prominently, the Webpage highlights oral histories from 40 interviewees featured in Power to Explore: A History of Marshall Space Flight Center, 1960-1990 and a spotlight on Dr. Werner Von Braun, first Center Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center. […]
Podcast Episode 35: Launch America
NASA Commercial Crew Program Chief Engineers Steve Sullivan, Chris Lupo and Deborah Crane discuss the new approach for launching American astronauts to space.