Category Engineering

Space Shuttle Main Engines

This is a lecture 7 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Political History of the Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems Orbiter Structures & […]

Space Shuttle Orbiter Structures & Thermal Protection System (TPS)

This is a lecture 6 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Political History of the Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems Orbiter Structures & […]

Kelly Johnson and Lockheed Story

Inspirational documentary about Kelly Johnson. Remarkably, it ends with a music by Russian composer Tchaikovsky commemorating the victory of Russian people over French aggression against Russia in 1812. I say remarkably because technologies created by Johnson were first of all against Russia. Several quotes from the film: Johnson was willing to accept mistakes as long […]

Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems

This is a lecture 5 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Political History of the Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems Orbiter Structures & […]

Wonders of the Clockwork World

This is such a remarkable story and the history of people that I wanted to preserve it for posterity. It is once in a blue moon that someone has a chance to create a masterpiece of art and technology combining them together and this is the story about it. There are few stories like this […]

Political History of the Space Shuttle

This is a lecture 4 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Political History of the Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems Orbiter Structures & […]

Bureaucratic Space War

This is a lecture 3 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Political History of the Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems Orbiter Structures & […]

Development of the Space Shuttle

This is lecture 2 of the Systems Engineering curriculum from MIT and edX, Engineering the Space Shuttle. Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Bureaucratic Space War Political History of the Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Orbiter Subsystems Orbiter Structures & Thermal […]

Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program

I always think that system engineering is about the people who work together having really good communication. And it’s that kind of communication that does good system engineering, tools or not! A little more on solid versus liquid. Solids could be shipped by rail. To say it another way, the diameter of the solids is […]

Security Architecture for Cyber Physical Systems

Slides I presented at the Automotive Cybersecurity conference at Detroit on Friday. The main message is captured in the last bullet in the Summary: We do not know how to build 100% reliable systems, we only know how to manage risk – your system will fail and you have to build for failure. This was […]