Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

AS91XX: 2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

SimpleQuE President, Jim Lee, recently attended the joint meetings of the SAE G-14 including Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC) and Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) in New Orleans.  The summit provides access to the committees that create the aerospace standards and guidelines with the high level players in the industry including Space and Defense. Of…

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Matching NASA Suppliers with Small Businesses

In 2017, NASA spent over $2.7 billion with small businesses – 16.5 percent of its total contracting budget. NASA is looking to expand its small business contracting even further by seeking new partnerships with a wide range of goods and services providers at a two-day conference where simpleQuE President, Jim Lee, is attending. Hosted by…

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SimpleQuE on the Go and in the Know

This week, while Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is attending AIAG’s 2018 Southern Automotive Quality Summit in Birmingham, AL,  President, Jim Lee, has immersed himself in everything space and defense at ASQ’s Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries conference and NASA’s Quality Leadership Forum. These types of industry conferences and training keeps us at…

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The Race to Commercialize Space Travel – a New Approach

Post by Jim Lee   Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle… all were US manned space programs from 1961 through 2011.  Why is it so different now with SpaceX, Orbital ATK, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp., Virgin Galactic, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin competing to put man in space?  Why is a commercial crew program such…

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Reaching New Heights at NASA’s Quality Leadership Forum

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Sustaining a Quality Foundation in Challenging Times SimpleQuE president, Jim Lee, eagerly anticipates attending the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries conference then taking part in the informational NASA Quality Leadership Forum that follows. He’s set to join others in the industry who are focused on sustaining a quality foundation at the…

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Discovering Earth While Reaching for the Moon

On December 24, 1968 the Apollo 8 astronauts, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders shared this iconic “Earthrise” photo during the first manned mission to the moon.  The first astronauts to orbit the moon and spend Christmas in space. Knowing that millions of people would listen to their transmission on Christmas Eve, and as…

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The Benefits of Space Exploration

Mankind first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. Since then, space exploration has provided us with technological innovations, improved security, boosts in our economy, and more. Find out more about how space exploration benefits our country and society below:

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Ready for Lift-off!

Guest post by Shirley Kennedy, simpleQuE Program Manager. Last month while representing simpleQuE at the 43rd Space Congress in Cape Canaveral, FL, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the innovators, entrepreneurs, visionaries and astronauts who are changing the face of human spaceflight. This 3-day conference included a range of topics from space exploration and aviation to…

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