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The NASA Autonomous Flight Termination Unit. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Static Software Analysis of the NASA Autonomous Flight Termination Software

A NASA Engineering and Safety Center assessment of the Autonomous Flight Termination System resulted in coding standard and software static analysis recommendations for software development teams.

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A photo of two deer at Johnson Space Center. Credit: NASA/James Blair
Podcast Episode 93: Circuit Theory Application to Animal Movement

The Nature Conservancy’s Kim Hall discusses the use of NASA Earth observation data to map animal movement and patterns.

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This is an optimized 3D design of spaceflight hardware generated by artificial intelligence. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 92: Evolved Structures

NASA Research Engineer Ryan McClelland discusses digital engineering technologies that are transforming classical engineering tasks and processes.

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky.
August 2022 INSIGHT Now Available

Don’t miss the latest issue of INSIGHT, APPEL Knowledge Services’ online publication featuring our new podcasts, columns, articles, lessons learned and more. We invite you to read it today on our website.

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A view of one of the large test structures located at the Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF) on Oct. 19, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The LETF is a unique set of structures, equipment and tools built to test full-scale umbilicals and release mechanisms for the space shuttle. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Critical Knowledge inSight: First-time Build Challenges are Inevitable

New technologies and their risks are difficult to characterize and provide important opportunities for lessons learned and process improvements.

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Artist's concept of OSAM-1 servicing a satellite in space. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 91: OSAM-1

OSAM-1 Lead Systems Engineer Wendy Morgenstern discusses NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 mission to robotically refuel a satellite that wasn’t designed to be serviced.

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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, was designed to make space-based observations of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere to better understand the characteristics of climate change. This illustration shows the OCO-1 satellite in space, with Earth in the background. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Orbiting Carbon Observatory Launch Vehicle Mishap Investigation Results

Failure of a launch vehicle payload fairing to separate during ascent resulted in the loss of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite mission.

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This is an illustration if Earth and its magnetic field, colored in bright green and yellow. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 90: Effects of Space Radiation

NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Robin Elgart discusses research aimed at reducing radiation health risks.

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An artist's concept of the Orion capsule flying close to the Moon. Credit: NASA
Featured Video: Artemis III Landing Region Candidates

NASA has announced the selection of 13 regions near the Moon’s South Pole as candidate landing regions for Artemis III.

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