A Powerful Communication Tool: the Engineering White Paper

| September 12, 2017

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The New Horizons mission encountered an issue with the Atlas V booster RP-1 fuel tank four months before launch — a remarkably complex problem that involved NASA Headquarters, Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, and the folks at Lockheed Martin who designed the system. We needed a way to communicate the facts and logic of the situation in greater detail than a typical briefing package provided. PowerPoint was not going to cut it. Engineers have a terrible rap for not being able to write and, to be fair, most aren’t asked to do so. If I’m not asked to do something and I don’t push myself to do it on my own, I won’t ever cultivate the skill, and writing a clear, complete white paper is a skill worth cultivating.

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