Interview with Bill Allen from JPL

By Christian Kelley

How often do you get a chance to talk to a guy that gets to send things into space? OK, maybe it happens to you all the time, but for me it was a rare treat.  Bill Allen from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA spoke during the main NX session on Monday at PLM Connection and I caught up with him afterwords.  In the video I ask Bill about some of the unique challenges of designing products for space flight (no product recalls after launch here) and the key to the future of decision making.

Related post: I guess Dora Smith gets to talk to guys that send things into space all the time…since she interviewed Bill Allen at last year‘s PLM Connection (I like my set better ;-)).

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