NASA ask Magazine, 1/2008

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NASA ask Magazine, Issue 29, Winter 2008

DEPARTMENTS

  • In This Issue
  • The Knowledge Notebook — The Costs of Knowledge
  • From the APPEL Director — Innovation: Burning Bridges or Building Them?
  • ASK Bookshelf
  • ASK Interactive
  • Knowledge in Brief — Learning by Listening

STORIES

The Summer of Hydrogen
By Philip Weber
The Kennedy Space Center ground crew dedicated months of effort and ingenuity to finding and fixing a puzzling hydrogen leak.

Dawn: Cooperation, Not Control
By Todd May
The Discovery and New Frontiers Program Office at Marshall had to earn the trust of the Dawn team by proving that it wanted to contribute to the mission, not control it.

Best Buy: Planning for Disaster
By Adam Sachs and Kerry Ellis
Rising to the challenge of a summer of hurricanes in Florida, the retailer shaped an effective disaster-response plan.

The Astronaut Glove Challenge: Big Innovation from a (Very) Small Team
By Peter Homer
Learning from incremental failure, the author-inventor built a better astronaut glove.

Learning from Space Entrepreneurs
By William Pomerantz
Small, passionate, resourceful teams of space flight entrepreneurs compete—and cooperate—in X PRIZE Foundation competitions.

Featured Invention: Laser Scaling Device
By Carol Anne Dunn and Giny Cheong
A device developed by the Applied Physics Lab to aid shuttle repair is adopted by crime scene investigators.

INSIGHTS

Leading Your Leaders
By N. Wayne Hale, Jr.
To make well-informed decisions, leaders need to be guided by the knowledge and judgment of those who do the hands-on work.

Using the Space Glove to Teach Spatial Thinking
By Peter Lord
The head of the Island Astronomy Institute enlisted the aid of the astronaut glove inventor to teach space science to schoolchildren.

The Power of Story
By Jessica Fox and Don Cohen
Narratives can communicate ideas, values, and emotions—and inspire action.

Interview with Jay O’Callahan
By Don Cohen
The well-known storyteller talks about the power of stories to explain and inspire, and the essential contribution of story listeners.

Reaching for the APEX at Ames
By Matthew Kohut
Structured mentoring and on-the-job training help Ames project managers and systems engineers develop the skills they need.

The Project Manager Who Saved His Country
By John Baniszewski
A project completed more than 150 years ago affords lessons for today’s project managers.

Choosing and Developing the Right Leadership Styles for Projects
By Dr. Ralf Müller
Because different kinds of projects require different emotional, managerial, and intellectual skills, success depends on carefully matching the leader to the task.

Read the full articles online.

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