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Pack It In, Pack It Out: The Orbital Debris iBook

31 Oct 2012, 18:57 UTC
Pack It In, Pack It Out: The Orbital Debris iBook
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The future of learning at NASA is no longer confined to a classroom.

A few weeks ago, the NASA Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) publicly released its first iBook publication on the topic of orbital debris mitigation. Sometimes referred to as “space junk,” orbital debris is subject to national and international requirements that emphasize a “pack it in, pack it out” framework for space missions. These practices, which are essential for maintaining safe access to space, are important to aerospace engineers and policy makers around the world. The orbital debris iBook gives you – the engineer, the Space Tweep, the biologist, the concerned citizen, the environmentalist, the teacher, the political scientist, the law student – the chance to share the same materials NASA uses in APPEL’s orbital debris course.This is the first of what we hope will be more books to come related to courses taught by APPEL.The future of learning at NASA is no longer confined to a classroom. This iBook speaks to the larger trend of the democratization of knowledge, where anyone can learn anything, any time, any place.Below is an interview with the APPEL Director and NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Dr. Ed Hoffman on the ...

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