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NASA in the News

NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talked with ground-support personnel and mission officials in Russia and Kazakhstan as they prepared for the landing of Expedition 27 on May 23, 2011. Crewmembers Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman, and Paolo Nespoli returned home aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft while Space Shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew were still docked to the International Space Station. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and coordination involved when working internationally.

Academy iTunes University

The Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership now offers learning materials on iTunes University that are accessible whether you’re on the road or in the classroom. You can download a podcast to listen to on your way to work or watch a short video on a portable device about critical challenges facing today’s practitioners. The Academy provides videos and podcasts from thought leaders, master practitioners, and innovative thinkers on a variety of topics including green engineering, policy and politics, systems engineering, leadership development, and international collaboration. Visit the Academy’s iTunes U page by typing “NASA APPEL” into the iTunes Store search bar or using the following URL in any browser: If you do not have an iTunes U account, you can install iTunes and create a user ID. Learn how at

Web of Knowledge

NASA’s new video series offers the public a fast and fun way to learn about scientific discoveries and facts about Earth, the solar system, and beyond. Called “ScienceCasts,” the videos are created by an astrophysicist and a team of agency narrators and videographers. The format is designed to increase understanding of the world of science through simple, clear presentations. Future episodes will focus on citizen science research, the search for new galaxies, how to watch this summer’s Perseid meteor shower, and the causes of recent wild weather events in the United States. To view the latest videos online, visit their YouTube page.

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