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The right kind of crazy : a true story of teamwork, leadership, and high-stakes innovation, Adam Steltzner, with William Patrick

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The right kind of crazy : a true story of teamwork, leadership, and high-stakes innovation
Title
The right kind of crazy
Title remainder
a true story of teamwork, leadership, and high-stakes innovation
Statement of responsibility
Adam Steltzner, with William Patrick
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The true story of how an unlikely leader helped inspire a team of rocket scientists to achieve the near impossible: landing a two-thousand pound rover on Mars. Few organizations solve as many impossible problems as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and nobody knows more about leading rocket scientists to unlikely breakthroughs than Adam Steltzner. As the phase lead and development manager for EDL (entry, descent and landing) of the Curiosity rover to Mars, Steltzner spearheaded the creation of one of engineering's wackiest kluges-- the sky crane-- that allowed the heaviest rover in the history of space exploration to land on Mars unscathed. Steltzner is no ordinary engineer. His path to leadership was about as unlikely as they come. A child of beatnik parents, he was a daredevil and avid mountain biker, breaking thirty-two bones before squeaking through high school. He blew off college in favor of work at a health food store and playing bass in a band. After an interest in the movement of the stars led him to enroll part time at community college, Steltzner discovered an astonishing gift for math and physics. Within years he got his PhD and ensconced himself within the offbeat Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA's decidedly unbureaucratic cousin, where success in a mission is the only metric that matters. The Right Kind of Crazy is the story of the teamwork, drama, and extraordinary feats of innovation at the Jet Propulsion Lab, that culminated in landing the rover Curiosity on Mars in 2012. It also weaves Steltzner's professional life--centering on the ten years he and his team spent planning and then executing the landing of the rover--with his unlikely journey from academic underachiever to rocket scientist. Along the way, readers will learn about what makes effective teams, how to stay on task for the long haul, and strategies for solving incredibly complex problems. The Right Kind of Crazy is a book for anyone striving for excellence"--
  • "The Right Kind of Crazy A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation Adam Steltzner with William Patrick The true story of how an unlikely leader helped inspire a team of rocket scientists to achieve the near impossible: landing a two-thousand pound rover on Mars. Few organizations solve as many impossible problems as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and nobody knows more about leading rocket scientists to unlikely breakthroughs than Adam Steltzner. As the phase lead and development manager for EDL (entry, descent and landing) of the Curiosity rover to Mars, Steltzner spearheaded the creation of one of engineering's wackiest kluges-- the sky crane-- that allowed the heaviest rover in the history of space exploration to land on Mars unscathed. Steltzner is no ordinary engineer. His path to leadership was about as unlikely as they come. A child of beatnik parents, he was a daredevil and avid mountain biker, breaking thirty-two bones before squeaking through high school. He blew off college in favor of work at a health food store and playing bass in a band. After an interest in the movement of the stars led him to enroll part time at community college, Steltzner discovered an astonishing gift for math and physics. Within years he got his PhD and ensconced himself within the offbeat Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA's decidedly unbureaucratic cousin, where success in a mission is the only metric that matters"--
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Steltzner, Adam
Dewey number
629.46
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL799.M3
LC item number
S74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Patrick, William
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  • Steltzner, Adam
  • Curiosity (Spacecraft)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Roving vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Space vehicles
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Mars (Planet)
Target audience
adult
Label
The right kind of crazy : a true story of teamwork, leadership, and high-stakes innovation, Adam Steltzner, with William Patrick
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sinatra, and a lot of brass -- How curiosity changed my life -- Hold on to the doubt -- Self-authorization -- Systems engineers -- Truth seekers -- The Dark Room -- The least unacceptable solution -- Puzzle pieces -- The right kind of crazy -- Appreciating the mundane -- Seven minutes of terror
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781591846925
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928750733
  • 1439249
  • (OCoLC)ocn928750733
  • 1439249
Label
The right kind of crazy : a true story of teamwork, leadership, and high-stakes innovation, Adam Steltzner, with William Patrick
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sinatra, and a lot of brass -- How curiosity changed my life -- Hold on to the doubt -- Self-authorization -- Systems engineers -- Truth seekers -- The Dark Room -- The least unacceptable solution -- Puzzle pieces -- The right kind of crazy -- Appreciating the mundane -- Seven minutes of terror
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781591846925
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928750733
  • 1439249
  • (OCoLC)ocn928750733
  • 1439249

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