Monthly Archives: September 2013

Keeping NASA Healthy

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KSC Medical Staff 1

Medical clerks and administrative assistants at Kennedy Space Center’s Occupational Health Facility coordinate scheduling for all certification and surveillance medical exams for the entire center.  They maintain the center medical records, greet and register patients, and facilitate the smooth running of the clinic. L-R: Nancy Zuhlke, Sue Wilkins, Dawn Sweeney, Anita Lewis-Bookhart, Debbie Stubli

Call Us Anytime!

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NSSC Call Center

Members of the NASA Shared Services Center’s Customer Contact Team at Stennis Space Center pose proudly with their BPTW plaque.  The NSSC Customer Contact Center is a disciplined approach to the management of customer interactions for timely resolution of customer issues, for follow-up and feedback on outstanding issues, for identifying process improvements, and for improving customer satisfaction.

Luck be a LADEE

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Some of Ames Research Center’s Lunar Atmosphere & Dust Experiment Explorer (LADEE) team in the ARC clean room highbay with the LADEE Observatory in the background. LADEE is a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. The team recently celebrated a successful launch into orbit.

Looking Out for KSC’s Safety

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KSC safety and mission assurance

Kennedy Space Center’s Safety & Mission Assurance Institutional Safety Team takes safety very seriously.  Their jobs are to ensure the KSC Workforce goes home after every shift as healthy as when they arrived.  The team shares:  “We are diligent in our daily efforts of keeping a close eye on anything that can injure our KSC Family.  The worksites we keep a watchful eye over include everything from office areas and cafeterias to construction sites and laboratories.  We take safety to its highest level and help you do the same by encouraging employees to take ownership of their own safety.  Together we are safer.  We stand ready, willing, and able to help you anytime you need us!”

It’s a Dog’s (Happy) Life at NASA

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LARC Hangar

Evan Horowitz and Dee O Gee, his guide dog in training, pose in Langley Research Center’s flight hangar. Evan is LaRC’s Structural Airworthiness Engineer.  When an experiment is installed on NASA aircraft, research equipment is mounted inside and/or outside (in the breeze). Also, structural modifications to the aircraft may be needed to accommodate these equipment mounts.  Evan’s job is to make sure that all structural modifications are safe to fly.

The Sound of a Happy Team

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LARC Sound Lab

Ken Dudley Holly Elliot Joseph Smith and John Connell pose in Langley Research Center’s sound lab. The team shares:  “Through collaboration, we do scientific discovery in materials and nano-technology. Utilizing the specialties of chemistry and electromagnetics our team explores the material world. We search, design, chart and map the unknown vastness of possible chemical compositions looking for unique properties that can be exploited in future technologies. It is almost as exciting as explorers of old pursuing what might be just over the mountain, up the river, or around the bend…and the best part is the smart and extraordinary people with whom you get to go on the journey.”

Super-Human Capital Management at ARC

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ARC Human Capital Staff

The Ames Research Center Human Capital Directorate is responsible for the integrated and systematic approach to the Center’s Human Capital management, collaborating with Ames’ leadership in making cultural and organizational changes and providing human resources expertise to meet Ames’ and the Agency’s objectives and requirements.

It’s Patently Obvious that NASA’s the Best Place to Work

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LARC electronic instrumentation patents

Taylor Bryant, who works in Langley Research Center’s Flight Electronics Laboratory, discovers the Best Place to Work is the best tool with which to work. He designs and builds all types of electronic instrumentation used on numerous NASA projects.  He’s received sixteen patents during his career at NASA.

Out and Allied at NASA

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JSC Out and Allied

Members of the Out & Allied Employee Resource Group at Johnson Space Center, their families and their friends are pictured right before taking part in the 35th annual Pride parade in Houston in June 2013.  An estimated 300,000 people attended the nation’s only night time gay pride parade and the Pride Festival preceding the parade.  The Out & Allied ERG hosted a NASA booth at the festival as an outreach activity reaffirming the presence of NASA in the Houston area.  Earlier in the month of June, the ERG released its version of “It Gets Better” video in support of the It Gets Better Project whose mission is to inspire hope for young people facing harassment.  The video has been played on NASA TV and ReelNASA – YouTube, and has over 68,000 likes.  Members of the Out & Allied ERG believe NASA JSC is one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government because its leadership believes in inclusion and diversity, and it values the skills and talents of every individual regardless of differences including sexual orientation or gender identity.