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Featured Video: NASA Mission Catching AWEsome Waves in Earth’s Airglow

Attached to the International Space Station, NASA’s Atmospheric Waves Experiment, or AWE, is studying airglow, an ethereal radiance at the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and space, to look for an invisible phenomenon called atmospheric gravity waves.

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Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The active regions appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy — markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of wavelengths at 171 and 193 angstroms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance. This image is a blend of 171 and 193 angstrom light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
October 2023 INSIGHT Now Available

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Screenshot of Brian Muirhead during his interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Providing Good Direction for Creative Solutions

A project manager can influence their project team to use creativity and flexibility to overcome problems by giving good direction.

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Podcast Episode 119: Rocket Propulsion Test Program

Rocket Propulsion Test Program Manager Christine Powell discusses chemical propulsion testing at NASA’s world-class facilities.

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Flight hardware for NASA’s Orbital Syngas Commodity Augmentation Reactor, or OSCAR, is in view inside the Applied Physics Lab in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, 2022. OSCAR began as an Early Career Initiative project at the spaceport that studies technology to convert trash and human waste into useful gasses such as methane, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide. By processing small pieces of trash in a high-temperature reactor, OSCAR is advancing new and innovative technology for managing waste in space. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Podcast Episode 118: Center Innovation Fund and Early Career Initiative

NASA SpaceTech’s Michael LaPointe and John Nelson discuss the Center Innovation Fund and Early Career Initiative.

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Featured Video: NASA’s Lucy Mission Flyby of Asteroid Dinkinesh

On Nov. 1 2023, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will fly by the small Main Belt asteroid Dinkinesh (previously known as 1999 VD57).

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NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is shown in a clean room on June 26, 2023 at the Astrotech Space Operations facility near the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credits: NASA/Frank Michaux.
September 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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A photo of a lightning strike. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: DSN Antenna Complex Damaged by Lightning

Evaluation of costs associated with lightning strikes and other naturally occurring events should extend beyond facility repair to include impacts on science data, spacecraft commanding, and other mission-critical functions.

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Screenshot of CJ Bixby during her interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Communication Skills for Engineers

Good communication is a crucial skill for a systems engineer leading a project team.

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