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New Agency Standard for Wind Tunnel Model Systems Criteria

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Truss-Braced Wind Model installed in the Ames 11x11 Foot Wind Tunnel

NASA released NASA-STD-8719.28, Wind Tunnel Model Systems Criteria, effective Oct. 10, 2022. The new agency standard — which replaces local center standards at Ames Research Center, Glenn Research Center and Langley Research Center — ensures models can move seamlessly between the centers for testing in various wind tunnels. 

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Policy Updates Improve Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Program Processes

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NPR 8715.7

Recent changes to NPR 8715.7, Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program, reflect new program standards and improve the overall ELV payload safety review and approval process.

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Updates Clarify Quality Assurance Requirements for NASA Contracts

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Policy 8735.2B

A recent revision to NPR 8735.2B brings NASA’s government contract quality assurance requirements up to date, makes them easier to understand and potentially saves the agency money.

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Team Aligns Software Safety Standard With Today’s Best Practices

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STD 8719.13C

A cross-agency team revised NASA-STD-8719.13C, bringing the standard for safety-critical software up to date with best practices in software safety design, analysis and development.

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Revised Software Formal Inspection Standard Addresses Technology Changes

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STD 8739.9

Two working groups collaborated to update NASA-STD-8739.9 with the help of one of the nation’s leading software inspection experts.

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