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Status of the Development of IA9100, Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

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NASA adopted AS9100, Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations into its quality policy in 2005 and has continued its use in the quality policy baseline through its last D revision that occurred in 2016. 

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Raynor Taylor Receives Yes-If Coin, Supports Safety Reporting Culture

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Taylor With Yes, If Coin

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Program Manager Raynor Taylor received a NASA Yes-If Challenge Coin for raising a safety concern while visiting a NASA center. Since he brought up the concern, project personnel have created a clear path forward to practice better safety measures.

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Updates to Policy for Human Rating

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NPR 8705.2

NPR 8705.2, Human Rating Requirements for Space Systems was updated to reflect current agency policies. Revision C included changes to improve accountability throughout the Human-Rating certification process, clarification of the scope of human-systems integration analyses, clarifications regarding the failure tolerance requirement and more explicit involvement of the crew safety representatives.

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November Issue of ODQN Now Available

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November 2017 ODQN

Check out the November 2017 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN).

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MEO Selects Three Florida Locations for Meteor Cameras

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Fireball Camera

The Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) selected three new sites, all in Florida, to host All Sky Fireball Network cameras — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Robinson Observatory at the University of Central Florida and the Beach Corrosion Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center. Installation occurred in October.

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Updates to NASA-STD-8719.17

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NASA-STD-8719-17

The NASA Pressure Vessels and Systems Working Group developed updates to NASA-STD-8719.17, Requirements for Ground-Based Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems (PVS). With thousands of ground-based pressure systems across the agency storing substantial amounts of energy, it’s essential requirements for their safe and reliable operation remain current. 

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New EEE Parts Bulletin Now Available

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EEE Parts Bulletin

The most recent EEE Parts Bulletin provides information on activities related to Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) parts that occurred at NASA between June and July 2017. 

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SMA Leadership Profile: Richard Burt

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Rick Burt

Richard “Rick” Burt, Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) director at Marshall Space Flight Center, has what he calls the “Fundamental Four”:

  • Do the right things
  • Do them right
  • Do them now
  • Own them
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Printed Circuit Board Assessments at NASA Drive Update to Industry Standard

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PCB - Hero

Multi-disciplinary physics-of-failure testing and simulations conducted on Printed Circuit Boards at Goddard Space Flight Center recently resulted in an industry standard update, which will lead to cost savings not only for NASA but for the electronics industry in general.

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NASA-STD-8729.1A, Reliability and Maintainability Revision Overview

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STD8729-1A-Hero
The NASA Reliability and Maintainability program recently released Revision A to NASA-STD-8729.1, NASA Reliability and Maintainability Standard for Spaceflight and Support Systems.
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August Issue of ODQN Now Available

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ODQN August Issue

The August 2017 edition of the Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) is now available. The issue includes articles on the discovery of the earliest Delta rocket body fragmentation, space debris sensor updates, benefits of a high Low-Earth Orbit in-situ measurement mission, NASA requirements for debris assessment software reentry risk analysis and conference reports.

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