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Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket launches with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, from the ELA-3 Launch Zone of Europe’s Spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. Credit: NASA
December 2021 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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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Incorporating Human Factors from the Beginning of a Program/Project

Employing qualified human factors personnel on a design team from the start of a program or project has proven to be successful and effective.

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Former Astronaut Scott Altman discusses teamwork.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Supporting Team Performance

A good leader can enhance a team’s performance using trust and humility.

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Podcast Episode 75: Artemis Progress

NASA’s Kristin Morgan discusses 2021 progress and what’s ahead for the Artemis Program in 2022.

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Artist's illustration of a solar sail flying in space with the sun in the background. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 74:

NASA’s Les Johnson discusses solar sail propulsion and the upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout and Solar Cruiser missions.

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Pictured here are Expedition 66 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron of NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Matthias Maurer at the International Space Station.
Featured Video: Happy Holidays From the Expedition 66 Crew

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 66 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron of NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Matthias Maurer shared their thoughts about spending the holiday season in orbit.

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November INSIGHT image showing two spacesuits at the International Space Station.
November 2021 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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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Proximate Cause of the SMAP Radar Failure
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Proximate Cause of the SMAP Radar Failure

Testing and investigation identified an unexpected over-voltage condition as the proximate cause of failure of the radar instrument portion of the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission. 

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Jimmy Kenyon in "Critical Knowledge inSight: Asking Good Questions"
Critical Knowledge inSight: Asking Good Questions

Learn to ask good questions to gather important details about a project.

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