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I am leading one effort to address NASA@work's problems. Please feel free to contact me at home for more information. Interest from people inside the NASA firewall would be most welcome.

--Jriley 14:22, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

NASA@work Self Description section

The subsection about "What is NASA@work" is written as if addressing NASA employees. I will change it to fit the point of view of general readers. Farred 14:52, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the input. The sections written in that voice are direct quotes from NASA documents. --Jriley 18:24, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


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The Three Blocked New Challenges

I entered three New Challenges to NASA@work through the fall of 2011. All were blocked. They were:

1. A Place for Open Design -- This is a lengthy study of how people do technical design and the case for reworking NASA@work into a Wiki format. Through suggestions from many people reached by person contact, this New Challenge is now 24 pages long and in an outline format with pictures, equations, and graphs and 3 pages of references.

2. The Future of NASA -- This New Challenge looks at the situation NASA's primary customers, the American people, must face in the 21st century and develops justifications for NASA primary projects from that prospective. Again, now in outline form with pictures, graphs, and three pages of references.

3. We Symbiotes -- This New Challenge looks at the effect on human space exploration if we consider ourselves as symbiotes of our machines. It is intended to be out-of-box. Again, now in outline form, with and pictures and references.

No reason for the blocking was given but my best guess is that it is fear of controversy. I do not see how one can expect to solve great problems if we are not even allowed to talk about them.

If anyone here would like to comment on any of these New Challenges, please drop me an email. If there is interest, I could enter them as Lunapedia entries.

--Jriley 18:49, 11 December 2011 (UTC)