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Technical Excellence: A Requirement for Good EngineeringTechnical excellence is a requirement for good engineering. Technical excellence has many different ways of expressing itself within engineering. NASA has initiatives that address the enhancement of the Agency's technical excellence and thrust to maintain the associated high level of performance by the Agency on current programs/projects and as it moves into the Constellation Program and the return to the Moon with plans to visit Mars. This paper addresses some of the key initiatives associated with NASA's technical excellence thrust. Examples are provided to illustrate some results being achieved and plans to enhance these initiatives.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Gill, Paul S.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Vaughan, William W.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 7, 2008
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper-2008-1120
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA
Location: Reno, N
Country: United States
Start Date: January 7, 2008
End Date: January 10, 2008
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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