Human space exploration speaks to a basic desire to explore and understand. Just as basic, says the National Research Council (NRC), is the need for ongoing support.Full story
On October 3, 1967, U.S. Air Force pilot William “Pete” Knight set a world speed record in an X-15 rocket plane. Minutes later, the aircraft landed charred and broken.Full story
A year ago, six early-career engineers from Marshall Space Flight Center experienced success with their unmanned aerial vehicles. They haven’t stopped flying since.Full story
On September 1, 1979, Pioneer 11 made history as the first spacecraft to fly by Saturn. Its journey paved the way for Voyager—but dashed hopes of finding life on Titan.Full story
The announcement that NASA will partner with more than one company took some by surprise. But the decision sets up the agency for success beyond low Earth orbit (LEO).Full story
Glenn Research Center’s Rocket University pilot program melds course work with hands-on experience to give early-career engineers a strong foundation for the future.Full story
A recent report issued by the National Research Council examined the potential applications and challenges for additive manufacturing in space.Full story
Ten years ago this month, MESSENGER embarked on a mission to uncover the secrets of the least-explored terrestrial planet.Full story
Please note that open registration for APPEL courses closes approximately 5 weeks prior to the course start date. Should you wish to register after that timeframe, please contact your APPEL Center Point of Contact.
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm
This eight-days onsite course (plus two -days equivalent of online work) is intended to enhance proficiency in applying PM and SE processes/practices over the project life cycle. The course focuses on defining and implementing system projects and provides valuable insight for managing and leading project and technical teams.
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm
This course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), your organization will begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment.
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm
This course provides an introduction to the topic of green engineering, a tool for reducing the environmental impact of products, processes, and systems and making them more sustainable. From a NASA perspective, green engineering is an engineering best practice that considers environmental impacts as another design risk for mission success.
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm
This workshop is aimed at building capabilities for managing and facilitating team processes necessary to achieve successful team performance and results at NASA. The program helps NASA managers and team leaders understand how teams develop and become more effective over time. They learn how to apply team leadership strategies and tactics to strengthen the cohesion and effectiveness of their own teams. Concepts, processes, and practices for developing and managing superior teams are shared and opportunities to practice and sharpen team leadership skills and competencies are part of the course content that is specifically tailored for NASA.