Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. When NASA returns to the Moon, it will be with commercial partners. Credit: NASA
NASA Announces Innovative Moon Partnerships

Payload program is envisioned to foster a robust commercial space program in which NASA is one customer among many.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: The Importance of Hands-on Work

Doing hands-on work provides people direct experiences with components, objects and circumstances to encourage personal understanding of a specific subject matter.

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard present an award at the NASA Honor Award ceremony Thursday, November 8, 2018 at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
APPEL Knowledge Services Wins Headquarters Honor Award for Team Excellence

Merger of APPEL and CKO creates synergies that strengthen both functions. 

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On the set of the November 15th Virtual Project Management Challenge. From left to right: Host Ramien Pierre, Thomas Zurbuchen, and William Gerstenmaier. Credit: NASA
VPMC: Gerstenmaier and Zurbuchen share Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

Leaders with decades of high-profile experience on NASA’s largest projects discuss the importance of good culture, open communication, and realistic expectations to mission success.

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X-1E airplane being loaded under the mothership, Boeing B-29. A hydraulic lift elevated the launch aircraft and then lowered it over the rocket plane for mating. Credit: NASA Photo / NACA/NASA
This Month in NASA History: The X-1E Makes Final Flight

Crack in fuel tank ends storied research program at the dawn of the space age.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Aligning System Development Models with Insight Approaches

Knowledge of system development models used by NASA partners for systems engineering and integration can prevent miscommunication and unfulfilled expectations within NASA insight and oversight organizations.

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This artist’s concept of the InSight lander shows the solar panels and scientific instruments deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
InSight Nears Mars with Bold, New Mission to Explore Planet’s Interior

Lander will search beneath the surface of Mars for clues to how all rocky planets formed and evolved. 

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons Learned from the X-31 Program

The X-31 was an international flight research program that involved collaboration from NASA, U.S. Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Navy, Deutsche Aerospace, German Federal Ministry of Defense, and Rockwell International during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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