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NASA Updates Flexible Hose Operations Safety Training

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The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance’s Ground-Based Pressure Systems Working Group recently completed an update to the agencywide SATERN training course SMA-HQ-WBT-229, Flexible Hose Operations Safety. 

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TEAMS: Alternatives to Enable Model-Based Mission Assurance

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Depiction of Orion

Johnson Space Center’s Reliability and Maintainability program is working on a new system that helps engineers and mission managers make better risk-informed decisions.

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NASA Monitors Perseids to Improve Meteor Forecasting

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Perseids

The Perseid meteor shower, which peaks in August of each year, was twice as active in 2016 compared to other years. The Perseids are always a major shower and move at very high speeds, so monitoring is essential for the safety of NASA’s spacecraft as there is great potential for high-energy impacts. Increases in activity, like that seen this year, add additional mission risks.

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Scintillating Quantum Dots May Hold the Key to High-Speed, Low-Cost X-Rays

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Scintilating Quantum Dots

Imagine if capturing an X-ray was as fast and simple as taking a digital photo. Now imagine being able to capture high-speed radiography videos with the same relative ease. 

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New System Receives and Searches NASA Advisories and GIDEP Notices

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NANADARTS

Want to search for NASA Advisories, Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) Notices and other similar documents on your own?

Up until now, if you wanted to search GIDEP, you either needed your own account or had to contact your center GIDEP representative. Now, if you are within the NASA firewall, you can search for GIDEP Notices and NASA Advisories yourself. 

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NEPP Partners With NSWC Crane

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The NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program has a long history of partnering with businesses and organizations to foster knowledge on radiation and reliability of new electronic devices and related technologies. It has partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (often referred to as Crane) for many years on different technologies.
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NASA Collaborates to Progress AM Efforts Both Nationally and Internationally

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Additive Manufacturing

These days 3-D printing is a fairly well-known concept, but in the design and Quality Assurance worlds, 3-D printing — aka Additive Manufacturing (AM) — is still in its infancy. There aren’t many policies guiding AM efforts at NASA, other government organizations or in industry, but the AM community is working hard to change that.

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Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Metals for Use in Oxygen Systems

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Manufactured Metal

NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance’s Nondestructive Evaluation program is leading a variety of agency initiatives to ensure the successful qualification of Additive Manufacturing products for deployment on future NASA missions.

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Goddard Develops Risk-Based Approach to Using Inherited Components

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Inherited Parts

Over the last seven years, Goddard Space Flight Center has experienced a massive increase in the use of inherited components, including flight-printed wiring assemblies.

An inherited component is one that either already exists or is built-to-print from an existing design. If these parts aren’t designed, manufactured, inspected, tested and delivered acceptably, they pose an elevated risk to missions.

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Project Review: MMOD Impacts Found on a Returned ISS Cover

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

The July 2016 edition of Orbital Debris Quarterly News included an article on Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris impacts on an International Space Station cover. Continue reading for the full article. 

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Update: Orbital Debris Program Office to Procure Titan Transtage for Research

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Titan Transtage

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is acquiring a Titan Transtage from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group , commonly known as “The Boneyard,” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, to conduct spectrographic inspections to better understand these historic spacecraft.

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