Boeing Frontiers
September 2003
Volume 02, Issue 05
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Integrated Defense Systems


REPUTATION mattersReputation means a lot in business. And if your good reputation, built over the years through painstaking work with your customers, employees and the public, takes a severe hit because of an ethical lapse, you may never recover.

How do you keep that from happening? Companies such as Boeing have ethical codes and policies, and enforcement measures designed to ensure that they are followed. But often, that's not enough.



KEEP LOOKING FORWARDLike many people, David Rary watched in horror as Space Shuttle Columbia broke into pieces over the United States on Feb. 1, 2003. But Rary and his co-workers lost more than heroes that day. They lost individuals who were their friends.

Rary, the payload support engineering manager for the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems SPACEHAB program, and his team worked closely with the crew during the mission. They re-planned the crew's daily schedule while they were in the SPACEHAB module and the orbiter middeck conducting experiments.

Despite their loss, Rary said it's important that the space program move forward. "So much is gained through the science and technology that is put into a mission like STS-107. We must continue to minimize the risk yet still push the envelope of space travel," he said.


A summer of SCIENCE

A summer of SCIENCEThere's always an element of surprise when you open a bag of M&M's candies. The surprise is not about winning the latest contest, but how many of your favorite color M&M's will be in the bag.

Participants in the 12th annual Summer Science Camp spent time calculating the likelihood of a particular color of M&M's in a package, among other activities. Almost 500 students in grades kindergarten through 11, representing 71 Southern California cities, attended the camp this year at La Mirada High School in La Mirada, Calif.

The M&M's exercise wasn't a lesson about color, however. It was a fun and educational way for campers to learn about the scientific method, which is a set of rules and procedures that allow one to test ideas about how the world works, make predictions about events, and create theories.


IDS's Space Camp re-energizes teachers about math, science

IDS’s Space CampFor a select number of teachers, "summer camp" this year meant building rockets, sitting at the controls of the space shuttle Endeavor and conducting scientific experiments aboard the International Space Station.

These 29 teachers from around the globe were chosen to participate in the Boeing Educators to Space Camp program in July at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

This was the 11th year of the Boeing Educators to Space Camp program, in which Boeing has sponsored teachers who work in areas where the company has people. This year, teachers from 13 states and five countries-Australia, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom-attended the camp as Boeing educators.




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