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Researchers from NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation project, which was recognized by the 2017 Program and Project Management Excellence Award (PMEA) for Best Practices Advancing, coordinated wind-tunnel tests of an Active Flow Control system as part of a technology demonstration initiative to support reduced fuel consumption. Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart
NASA Honors Exemplary Achievement in Program and Project Management

With the Program and Project Management Excellence Award (PMEA), NASA’s Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) recognizes outstanding PPM performance at the agency.

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In January 2017, instructor Marek Kaszubski led a pilot offering of a new APPEL course: Contract Management Principles and Practices for Project Managers. The course has since been formally added to the APPEL curriculum. Credit: NASA APPEL/Daniel Daly
How APPEL Creates Courses for NASA’s Technical Workforce

Have you ever wondered how APPEL conceives, designs, and develops its courses? For the first time, experts from APPEL’s Curriculum and Training & Support teams discuss the process.

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Artist’s concept of the Block I version of the Space Launch System lifting off from Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA
NASA Will Conduct Uncrewed EM-1 in 2019

After examining the feasibility of including crew on Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1), NASA will move forward with the original plan to test Orion and SLS capabilities without astronauts.

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The moon’s cold, dark south polar region, which never receives direct light from the sun, is portrayed through a compilation of 1500 images taken by the Clementine mission. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: A Software Error Took Clementine for a Spin

Fourteen years ago this month, a joint NASA/Department of Defense (DoD) mission spun out of control—but not before detecting water in the darkest region of the moon.

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Instructor Dr. David Dickey leads a discussion during the pilot offering of Introduction to Project Management at NASA. Photo Credit: NASA APPEL/Dan Daley
New APPEL Course Fosters Effective Project Management

What does it take to manage a NASA project successfully? APPEL’s new course, Introduction to Project Management at NASA, helps the agency’s technical workforce find out.

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APPEL News Digest - April 2017
April 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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New Virtual PM Challenge: Independent Assessment at NASA

How does NASA ensure its projects remain on track and on time? Two words: independent assessment. Find out more at a new Virtual Project Management (PM) Challenge on May 17. 

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Participants gather for a brief break during APPEL’s March 2017 offering of International Project Management. Credit: NASA APPEL / Daniel Connell
At APPEL, International Project Management Supports Global Collaboration

A recent offering of APPEL’s International Project Management course united presenters from seven international space agencies with practitioners from ten NASA centers. 

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Crew member Lee M. E. Morin participated in his first extravehicular activity (EVA) during STS-110. Here, he is anchored to the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, which was used for the first time to move astronauts during EVAs. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-110 Gave the ISS a Spine

Fifteen years ago, the space shuttle Atlantis blasted off from Kennedy Space Center to deliver and install the S-Zero (S0) truss: the backbone of the International Space Station (ISS).

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