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A Clash of Engineering Cultures? NASA Engineers, R and D Culture, and the Space Shuttle as an Operational System


One of the more interesting conferences being organized is set to take place on April 8, 2016, at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. It is called “The Maintainers” and it focuses on what is the norm for engineering … Continue reading

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New Study Available: “Toward a History of the Space Shuttle: An Annotated Bibliography Part 2, 1992–2011”


Twenty years ago I compiled with Aaron Gillette an annotated bibliography of the Space Shuttle program entitled Toward a History of the Space Shuttle. We intended it as a starting point for serious historical investigation into the program’s history. At … Continue reading

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