Filled with exclusive interviews with the big names in the Canadian space agency, including Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau, Elizabeth Howell showcases how Canada’s space program is making it big in international space exploration.
Space exploration is as much a story of leadership and teamwork as it is a story of exploration and discovery. Leadership Moments from NASA delves into the organizational culture, leadership styles, and insights of NASA senior executives spanning five decades of human spaceflight, to share the lessons they learned from critical moments where they took on seemingly insurmountable challenges. How did they prioritize? How did they resolve differences? How did they decide what to do when no one had done it before? How did they build highly competent teams? How did they build organizational resilience? How did they decide what to do when no one had done it before? How did they build highly competent teams? How did they build organizational resilience? How did they fight complacency and rebuild a culture of safety and innovation?
Through interviews with famous leaders such as Apollo’s Gene Kranz, the first Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission’s Joe Rothenberg, “astronaut maker” George Abbey, and former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, this book shows how NASA recovered from tragedy and adversity, and how it developed a culture of competency that continues to attract the best and brightest.
Available June 1, 2021. PRE-ORDER NOW!
Dr. Dave Williams is an astronaut, aquanaut, jet pilot, ER doctor, scientist, CEO, and bestselling author. The former Director of Space & Life Sciences at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, he has flown in space twice. He holds the Canadian spacewalking record and was the first Canadian to live on the world’s only undersea research habitat. He is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Order of Canada, and the Order of Ontario. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Elizabeth Howell, PhD, is a Canadian journalist focusing on space exploration. Her clients include CBC, SpaceQ, and Space.com. She has seen rocket launches in the United States and Kazakhstan, lived on a simulated Mars base, and interviewed dozens of astronauts. She teaches technical writing at Algonquin College and does consulting work for numerous institutions. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
Published: June 2021
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.