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Launch Services Program (LSP) Supports 2012 NASA Project Management Challenge
LSP supports the NASA PM Challenge The Launch Services Program Outreach Office staffs a booth at NASA's PM Challenge in Orlando, Florida.
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The 2012 NASA Project Management Challenge was held in Orlando, Florida on February 22 - 23, 2012. The event was attended by hundreds of current and future professionals throughout the scientific and aeronautical community, making it a perfect venue for the Launch Services Program (LSP) Outreach Office to staff an exhibit booth.

Outreach Specialist Jennifer Abernathy coordinated and staffed the LSP exhibit booth, along with additional support from LSP employees. The booth provided an opportunity to talk about successful LSP missions while promoting upcoming launches and technologies. The LSP Outreach Office was just one of several exhibitors affiliated with NASA including: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Wallops Flight Facility, The Commercial Crew Program and many more.

The NASA Project Management Challenge provides a forum for all stakeholders in the project management community to meet and share stories, lessons learned, and new uses of technology in the industry. It is designed to examine current trends in project management by attracting experienced professionals from several levels of private, corporate and government entities.

The theme of this year’s challenge was “Evolve and Excel.” The event included keynote speakers, discussion panels and presentations from some of NASA’s most esteemed administrators including:

• William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations, NASA Headquarters
• Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., Director, Marshall Space Flight Center
• Lesa B. Roe, Director, NASA Langley Research Center

NASA’s Project Management Challenge develops and sustains the link between current world-class experts and the next generation of leaders and specialists. The NASA Project Management Challenge is sponsored by NASA's Office of the Chief Engineer.

Christopher Blair,
NASA's Launch Services Program