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NASA Glenn researcher Tim Peshek shows off a new type of ultrathin solar cell, known as a ‘perovskite’ because of its structure. These solar cells show promise for space applications because of their high efficiency and radiation tolerance and open the door to extremely low cost and large solar arrays for spacecraft or lunar surface habitats. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 107: Perovskite Solar Cells

NASA Research Electrical Engineer Lyndsey McMillon-Brown discusses development of perovskite solar cell technology for Moon and Mars exploration.

Photo of a woman treading through snow wearing snow shoes. Photo Credit: NASA
Featured Video: The Science of Snow: Digging for Data

This is the story of NASA’s last SnowEx campaign and those who participated in it.

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A close up of one of the of the robotic arms at the Robotic Operations Center (ROC) on Friday, Nov 5, 2021, at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. In space, the robotic arm will access the satellite’s fuel valves and provide it with more fuel to extend its operational life. Learn more. Credit: NASA/Taylor Mickal
April 2023 INSIGHT Now Available

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

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MIRI, ( Mid InfraRed Instrument ), flight instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, JWST, during ambient temperature alignment testing in RAL Space's clean rooms at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 8th November 2010. Credit: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Sharing Access to the Requirements Management Database for the Project

Shared use of a requirements management database with NASA contractors and partners greatly aids engineering collaboration and communication.

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Two engineers working. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Cognitive Bias

An engineer’s awareness of cognitive bias might help to prevent predictable errors in the engineering process.

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This illustration depicts the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite with solar arrays fully deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL
Podcast Episode 106: Surface Water and Ocean Topography

Surface Water and Ocean Topography Project Manager Parag Vaze discusses the first global survey of Earth’s surface water.

Bill Tindall (left) and Gene Kranz in Mission Control during Apollo 11. Credit: NASA
The Enduring Leadership Lessons of Bill Tindall

History Office presentation highlights master integrator of Gemini, Apollo.

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A view of the Perseverance rover drill. NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Left Mastcam-Z camera on March 7, 2022 (Sol 371) at the local mean solar time of 15:34:26. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 105: Samples from Mars

Mars Sample Return Deputy Lead Scientist Lindsay Hays discusses plans to bring the first samples of Mars material to Earth.

Pictured are Commander Reid Wiseman, pilot Victor Glover, and mission specialist Christina Koch from NASA, and mission specialist Jeremy Hansen from the Canadian Space Agency. Credit: NASA
Featured Video: Artemis II: Meet the Astronauts Who will Fly Around the Moon

Four astronauts have been selected for NASA’s Artemis II mission.

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