“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.
Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels, such as hydrogen or oxygen tanks, are inherently high-risk spaceflight components that demand a lot of attention to detail.
Parachutes are critical to safely returning the Orion spacecraft and its crew to Earth.
Future space communications will be more flexible, scalable and affordable, thanks in part to an integrated architecture.
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.
Lessons noted but not heeded when precursor events and anomalies occurred have oftentimes been the culprit of historic mishaps.
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren provided a crew member’s perspective of human spaceflight lessons learned during a recent knowledge sharing forum.
NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer James Polk shares lessons learned about the human element of spaceflight.
Innovation often starts with stopping to look around.