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National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2003 Strategic Plan:...

Excerpt: During NASA?s storied 45-year history, the world has undergone many changes. Throughout this period, NASA has remained at the forefront of exploration and discovery as the world?s preeminent organization for space and aeronautics research and development. This pioneering stance is a testament to the men and women whose creativity, innovation, and dedication make NASA the amazing Agency that it is. Letter from the Administrator...

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Graduating to Postdoc : Information-Sharing in Support of Organiza...

Introduction: With the advent of the World Wide Web, the use of document-sharing and information exchange systems to facilitate communication and collaboration is burgeoning within large organizations. Pioneered by Lotus Notes [12] and BSCW [1-4], many new systems have been developed in the commercial sector and are quickly infiltrating the marketplace. Some of these new systems include DocuShare [20], Livelink Internet [16], Virtual File Cabinet [13], and RightSite [10]...

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Space Shuttle Program 1999 Annual Report: by National Aeronautics ...

Excerpt: 1999 was a productive and challenging year for the Space Shuttle Program (SSP). We have continued to strive to meet our Program goals to fly safely, to meet the manifest, to improve mission supportability, and to improve the system. We accomplished four safe and successful missions. On STS-95, a research flight, we returned John Glenn to space and obtained key scientific data on the similarities between the effects of microgravity and the aging process. We succe...

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The Evolution of the Darwin System: by Joan D. Walton

Abstract: DARWIN is a web-based system for presenting the results of wind-tunnel testing and computational model analyses to aerospace designers. DARWIN captures the data, maintains the information, and manages derived knowledge (e.g. visualizations) of large quantities of aerospace data. In addition, it provides tools and an environment for distributed collaborative engineering. We are currently constructing the third version of the DARWIN software system. DARWIN?s deve...

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Collaborative Decision Making : Nasa's Deep Impact Mission: by Nat...

Excerpt: Collaborative Decision Making, NASA?s Deep Impact Mission. Collaborative Decision Making is designed to engage students in grades 7?12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability to use collaborative processes and communication practices to clarify, conceptualize, and make decisions. Students will compare the risks of varying courses of action that confront scientis...

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