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Teresa R Bailey

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JPL StoriesJPL Stories

A quarterly series usually scheduled for Wednesdays at 4:30 in the BEACON Information Commons/Hub, 111-104.

Next Story:

April 30th, 2014 at 4:30pm
Magdy Bareh, Autonomy and Fault Protection Group Supervisor and Rajeev Joshi, Flight Software Systems and Development Engineer, will present “Recovering Curiosity from the Jaws of Death”.

On the Martian surface, the MSL Curiosity Rover was nearly lost due to a series of faults that culminated in the worst day any operations team could ever imagine. Come hear the tale of the how the operations team discovered and diagnosed the anomaly, and averted disaster.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a JPL Story?
>An informal talk about a JPL project or series of event, usually giving a personal perspective or reminiscence about the experience.Who are the storytellers?
Any JPL employee that has an interesting story to tell about his or her JPL experience.What is the format of a JPL Story?
We try to keep the program as flexible as possible and include a cross section of storytellers from the JPL community. Stories can take place in the past, present or future; they can be historical or make believe; and they can be light-hearted or serious.What is the purpose of the JPL Story Program?
They’re an effective way to communicate and understand an organization’s culture and can help employees develop a sense of organizational identity. Stories offer an approach different from the more formal lectures, seminars and town halls we have at JPL – they offer another way to be a part of the discussion.Are the stories recorded?
With the storyteller’s permission, we make a videorecording of each story. These are available for viewing from Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.govHow can I participate?
Please contact Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.gov