When I started working at NASA in 2007, I was on top of the world.Read more
The “My Best Mistake” series is an array of stories told by project managers and knowledge practitioners in the NASA Community. Each story tells how the author learned a lasting lesson from a mistake. If you would like to share your “Best Mistake” with the NASA Community, please contact Susan Snyder or call 301-837-3918.
At Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Equipment Test Facility, I learned the hard way that supposedly bulletproof designs are not necessarily as trouble-free as they may appear.Read more
I’m not sure that the decisions I made as operations manager of the Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) program nearly three decades ago were necessarily mistakes, but the problems that ultimately killed the OMV were certainly real.Read more
Anyone who has ever had the courage to go out into the world and do something knows there are only two kinds of mistakes: ones we can recover from and ones we cannot recover from.Read more