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NASA's Nondestructive Evaluation Team: An Overview

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s nondestructive evaluation (NDE) team is a multifaceted organization that balances the application of NDE on flight hardware with research into emerging nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques at every project level. Each NASA center has an NDE complement that supports the center and agency’s needs. NASA coordinates between center complements at the agency level through several agency-level programs and organizations, including the NDE Capability Leadership Team, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, and Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. NASA aids the national aerospace community by participating in the development and revision of national standards. Finally, NASA is continually working with commercial and aerospace partners to solve their most challenging NDE problems.

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