At the 2014 International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Charlie Bolden and Walter Natynczyk shared learnings with young professionals in the global space community.Full story
Fifty years ago this month, the Gemini IV mission set out to answer a critical question: can human physiology withstand the rigors of long-duration spaceflight?Full story
On the journey to Mars, small steps can be as valuable as giant leaps forward. The recent Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test is a prime example.Full story
State-of-the-art science instruments have been selected to help the Europa mission answer the big question: Are we alone in the universe?Full story
NASA recently released the draft 2015 Space Technology Roadmaps, which identify promising new technologies that could advance agency missions.Full story
At a recent summit meeting, Charles Bolden discussed NASA’s plan to reach Mars. “This plan is clear. This plan is affordable. And this plan is sustainable,” he said.Full story
Mercury-Redstone 3, the first American manned mission to space, engaged the world—and cleared a path to the moon.Full story
A recent GAO report confirmed that cost and schedule growth among NASA’s major acquisition projects remains low compared with previous years.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.
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – Jul 9 @ 4:30 pm
The goal of this course is to enable NASA personnel to be more creative and innovative in all their works, including technical and managerial. “The excessive focus on analysis, targets, and number crunching, and the absence of introspection and imagination has resulted in a crisis in management” (Henry Mintzberg, The Globe and Mail, March 16, 2009). This course seeks to address this crisis.
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – Jul 17 @ 4:30 pm
This course focuses on managing project constraints including limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. It also helps participants to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as they put the tools of project management to work.
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day
This course is designed to provide the tools necessary to improve the quality of a factually based decision-making process for resolving technical issues at NASA.
Jul 16 @ 4:00 am – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm