I was in Florida to complete my private pilot’s licence but also to get some NASA leadership lessons and management insights.
My first visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center began, appropriately enough in the air.
A voice crackled over the radio: “Orlando Approach, 120 Foxtrot Tango, you are cleared for the space coast tour, contact NASA Tower on 126.2.”
At 1,500 feet at the controls of a Piper Warrior, I flew North past the launch pads, the vast vehicle assembly building and then down the almost endless Shuttle landing runway .
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sunlight sparkled on the water on both sides of the cape. It was an impressive, even awesome, sight.[Read more…] about Yes, this is rocket science: leadership lessons from NASA