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Close-up view of astronauts James A. McDivitt (foreground) and Edward H. White II inside their Gemini-4 spacecraft. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Engineering the First American Spacewalk

Gemini IV astronauts solve hatch problems, test human endurance.

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Systems and Engineering Leadership Program (SELP) graduates. Credit: NASA
APPEL KS SELP Class of 2022 Graduates

Cohort completed systems engineering and leadership development program during pandemic.

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Program Management (PgM) Series Overview graphic. Credit: NASA
APPEL KS Presents Unique Learning Opportunity

PgM Series features facilitated seminars on program management.

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Surveyor 1 was a three-legged spacecraft, 10 feet tall, with large pads at the end of each leg. At about 650 pounds, it was a true test of the lunar surface and the first controlled-descent, soft landing on the Moon. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Surveyor 1 Launches

Robotic lander series demonstrated lunar surface would support Apollo’s Lunar Module.

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NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop a mobile launcher as it rolls out of High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for the first time to Launch Complex 39B, Thursday, March 17, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
Podcast Focuses on Engineering Best Practices

Small Steps, Giant Leaps series features engineering leaders.

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NASA researched vertical farming in the Biomass Production Chamber, a repurposed Project Mercury-era hypobaric test chamber at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA/KSC
Radiant Barriers, Vertical Gardens, Robotic Gloves and More

Publication highlights NASA technology improving life on Earth.

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The satellite rescue attempt during STS-51-D included an unscheduled rendezvous maneuver, an unscheduled spacewalk, and a highly unusual request: Build a fly swatter. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Build a Fly Swatter

Well-trained shuttle crew works to activate malfunctioning satellite.

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Leadership includes beginning with an organization’s origin story—its “why”—then connecting that “why” with the individual “why” of each of your team members. Here, President John F. Kennedy sets part of NASA’s origin story on September 12, 1962, saying, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” Credit: NASA
The Why of Leadership

How leaders can foster cognitive diversity and align personal and organizational goals.

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Innovation is a key element of many NASA aeronautics projects. Here, a modified F/A-18 aircraft serves as a testbed for validating a number of NASA technical innovations in aircraft control and data systems. Credit: NASA
The Value of Being Uncomfortable

Event keynote examines a key metric for teams seeking to innovate at the leading edge.

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