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2017 Session 1: No One Grades Their Own Homework: Independent Assessment Under the New Decentralized Model

Time: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (ET) Presenters: Robert Lightfoot, Acting NASA Administrator Dr. Prasun Desai, Deputy Associate Administrator for Management of the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) Cristina Guidi, Director of the Strategic Investments Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Dr. James Ortiz, Senior Advisor to the Acting NASA Administrator […]

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SAGE III/ISS Chief Engineer Kaitlin Liles, SAGE III/ISS PM Joe Gasbarre, and former SAGE III/ISS PM Mike Cisewski joined Virtual PM Challenge moderator Ramien Pierre to discuss the ways in which in-house projects benefit the NASA workforce. Credit: APPEL/Daniel Connell
In-House Projects: Investing in the Agency, Today and Tomorrow

During a recent Virtual Project Management (PM) Challenge, project manager Michael Cisewski offered sage advice on the unique benefits of in-house projects at NASA. 

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This Month in NASA History: Voyager 1 Goes Where No Spacecraft Has Gone Before

Forty years ago, Voyagers 1 and 2 blasted off to explore the outer planets. Thirty-five years later, Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft ever to enter interstellar space.

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How Can Mistakes Support Mission Success?

Watch the Virtual Project Management (PM) Challenge video to explore how learning organizations leverage real-world experiences to drive future mission success.

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The space shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad A, Complex 39, before its first mission on April 12, 1981. The Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program (ACCLLP) featured an event, STS-1: Legacy and Lessons Learned, on this groundbreaking mission. Photo Credit: NASA
Preserving the Past to Enhance Future Success: Part Two

Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program (ACCLLP) Manager Michael Ciannilli discusses a novel initiative to transfer knowledge effectively and put it to work for the future.

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APPEL News Digest - July 2017
July 2017 APPEL News Digest Now Available

A new edition of the APPEL News Digest has been released. We invite you to read it today on our website.

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Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at Kennedy Space Center features a mural of the CST-100 Starliner, the company’s commercial crew transportation spacecraft. The C3PF is located on the site of the shuttle program’s Orbiter Processing Facility-3. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Schiflett
Agency and Industry Support LEO Commercialization

As NASA focuses on developing technologies to send humans to Mars, commercial companies continue to advance capabilities for use in low Earth orbit (LEO). 

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Photo taken from ISS by Expedition 52 crew member NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. The Expedition 52 crew is involved in science investigations on the space station, including research to support future manned missions to deep space. Credit: NASA
ISS Serves as Stepping-Stone to Deep Space Exploration

With manned missions to Mars on the horizon, NASA is leveraging the unique capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct research into critical exploration technologies. 

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Composite of two images from the Mars Pathfinder mission depicting a sunset in the Martian Ares Vallis during July 1997. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
This Month in NASA History: Pathfinder Pioneered Roving on Mars

Twenty years ago, NASA’s innovative Pathfinder mission landed on Mars, kicking off 20 years of continuous presence at the red planet. 

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