Back to Top
NASA’s economic output radiates from Centers, such as Ames Research Center shown here in February 2012, to impact the entire nation through contracting, supply chains, and worker participation in the larger economy. Credit: Eric James/NASA
Report Quantifies NASA’s Far-Reaching Economic Impact

Research finds that U.S. investment in space program yields $64.3 billion in economic output. 

Read More
NASA Astronaut Walter Schirra in his Mercury flight suit. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Mercury-Atlas 8 Drifts Through Space

Schirra’s “textbook mission” sets the stage for longer spaceflights to come.

Read More
Screen capture from webinar. Credit: NASA
APPEL’s New Webinar Series Focuses on NASA’s Technical Workforce as Individuals

Quick HITS provide personal touch during difficult times.

Read More
A Solid Rocket Booster from NASA’s Space Launch System is tested in the Utah desert. Credit: NASA
SLS Solid Rocket Booster Roars Through Latest Test

Boosters will provide power for flights to the Moon and Mars.

Read More
Shown here in 2017, the site for what is now the Johnson Space Center was selected from a list of 23 cities in September 1961. It was chosen for its key attributes, including moderate climate, established industrial complex, and ready access to water transportation that could accommodate massive barges. Credit: United States Coast Guard
This Month in NASA History: NASA Selects Houston

The Space Task Group moves west and becomes the Manned Spacecraft Center.

Read More
The SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
A New Era of Splashdowns Begins with SpaceX Demo-2 Test Flight

From 1961 to 1975, the journey to space ended in the ocean.

Read More
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, APPEL KS quickly and successfully converted more than 80 percent of its courses, such as Project Management and Systems Engineering above, to virtual delivery to help NASA’s technical workforce meet their training needs. Credit: NASA/APPEL KS
Pandemic Prompts Swift Move to Virtual Training

APPEL KS retools courses to reach teleworking technical workforce. 

Read More
The X-24B over the Mojave Desert near Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft’s unique shape earned it the nickname “Flying Flatiron.” Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: “Lifting Bodies” Come to a Landing

The X-24B marks the end of a program that informed Shuttle design.

Read More