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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Aligning System Development Models with Insight Approaches

Knowledge of system development models used by NASA partners for systems engineering and integration can prevent miscommunication and unfulfilled expectations within NASA insight and oversight organizations.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Facilities Installation and Maintenance Records as Government Property

When an electrician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center suffered burns due to a pre-existing condition in a power distribution panel, one of the lessons learned was the importance of managing installation and maintenance records as government property.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Premature Wear of the MSL Wheels

Wheel design for the Mars 2020 project includes modifications to increase durability over harsh Martian terrain based on lessons learned from operational use of the wheel design of its predecessor, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.

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May 2011 image of ISS and the docked Space Shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: NASA/ESA.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: International Space Station Hardware Disposition Project

Realizing each team member had to become familiar with each discipline’s processes in order to increase productivity for the entire team is one of the key lessons learned from the disposition of International Space Station hardware when the Space Shuttle Program ended.

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Mission Specialist Dave Williams, wearing a sleep cap that measures electrical impulses from the brain, muscles, eyes and heart, participates in the Sleep Studies experiment during STS-90. Photo Credit: NASA.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Risk Management – Cascading and Worst-case Events

Managing risk involves addressing the possibility of more than one failure at a time.

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IV&V generator and battery containment box. Photo Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Battery Explosion

An unexplained explosion of a rechargeable battery led NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility to implement new safety and prevention measures.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: After Math – Foamology and Flight Rationale

After math solutions left question marks in the aftermath of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, the Space Shuttle Program faced challenges due to the complexity of analyzing foam and system behavior.

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