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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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Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers prepare to install the Sample Caching System Sterile Flight Model hardware on the Mars Perseverance rover on May 21, 2020. The system includes 39 sample tubes that will be inserted into the underside of the rover. Credit: NASA JPL
March 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 team from the Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations Lab tests the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR) in the regolith bin inside Swamp Works at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 5, 2019. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Design Verification Development

The likelihood of success increases if the group responsible for implementing design verification methods chosen early in a program’s life cycle is allowed to contribute to the selection process.

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Screenshot of Cathy Richardson speaking during her interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Clear-sighted Project Management

A project team’s performance can improve if their project manager stays clear-sighted and communicates how project goals connect with their organization’s goals.

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Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans rotated the engine section for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket from a vertical to horizontal position to prepare it for joining to the rest of the rocket’s core stage on Sept. 13. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 104: Workplace Safety Culture

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and Associate Administrator Bob Cabana discuss the importance of a strong safety culture.