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  • Alan Lindenmoyer: Structuring a Funded Space Act Agreement

    Alan Lindenmoyer worked as the Program Manager for Commercial Crew and Cargo at NASA. Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) was a NASA-industry partnership to develop safe, affordable, reliable space transportation access to Low-Earth Orbit. NASA was the lead investor in the COTS project, much different from traditional government-owned and operated systems. The COTS lessons are […]

  • Frank Culbertson: Fixed Price Space Act Agreements

    Frank Culbertson worked as the President of the Space Systems Group at Orbital ATK for COTS. Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) was a NASA-industry partnership to develop safe, affordable, reliable space transportation access to Low-Earth Orbit. NASA was the lead investor in the COTS project, much different from traditional government-owned and operated systems. The COTS […]

  • William Gerstenmaier: Utilizing Space Act Agreements

    William Gerstenmaier worked as the Human Exploration and Operations Associate Administrator at NASA. Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) was a NASA-industry partnership to develop safe, affordable, reliable space transportation access to Low-Earth Orbit. NASA was the lead investor in the COTS project, much different from traditional government-owned and operated systems. The COTS lessons are applicable […]

  • Kurt Eberly: Reimbursable Space Act Agreement Process

    Kurt Eberly worked as the Antares Deputy Project Manager at Orbital ATK for COTS. Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) was a NASA-industry partnership to develop safe, affordable, reliable space transportation access to Low-Earth Orbit. NASA was the lead investor in the COTS project, much different from traditional government-owned and operated systems. The COTS lessons are […]

  • Human Spaceflight Knowledge Sharing: Shared Accountability Lessons from Commercial Partnerships

    “Trust, but verify” is the approach NASA and its commercial partners are adapting as part of the new shared accountability model for safe, affordable launch to low-Earth orbit.

  • Human Spaceflight Knowledge Sharing: Integration Lessons

    Longtime NASA Engineering Manager Chris Singer compares human spaceflight integration to marriage. Interface control documents and marriage licenses may be in place, but breakdowns will still occur if good relationships are absent.

  • Human Spaceflight Knowledge Sharing: Micrometeoroids and Orbital Debris

    Risk associated with micrometeoroids and orbital debris was a key topic of discussion at NASA’s recent Human Spaceflight Knowledge Sharing Forum.

  • The International Project Management Program as a Leading Practice

    Approximately 80% of the projects in which NASA is engaged require collaboration with international partners.