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A Fridge in Space

This case analyzes the principles of thermodynamics and the operating cycle of an adiabatic demagnetizing refrigerator (ADR), a piece of equipment ...


Lost in Space

The Mars Climate Orbiter was deployed by NASA as part of a mission to study weather and climate on Mars.  It was supposed to enter orbit at an ...


The Moon Landings

This discussion-based, modular case study provides students an opportunity to examine historical, political, and social issues that impact scientis ...


To Boldly Go, or Not

This fictional public forum case study is centered on the 2004 decision by President George W. Bush to set NASA’s primary goal as a return to ...


Up All Night

In this clicker case, students are introduced to George, an undergraduate student who has been experiencing some odd symptoms. His roommate convinc ...