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Roger Forsgren, APPEL Director
2015 Session 1: APPEL – Developing the Technical Workforce

Time:  December 2, 2014 @ 11 – 1 pm (EST) Presenters: Roger Forsgren, APPEL Director Stephen Angelillo, APPEL Deputy Director Donna Wilson, Curriculum Manager Abstract:  The technical workforce—those involved with project management and systems engineering—is an integral part of NASA’s efforts and achievements. But who helps members of the technical workforce achieve their professional development goals? […]

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Dr. Edward Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Stephen Gaddis, Director, Game Changing Development Program Bruce Yost, Program Manager, Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP)
2014 Session 2: Masters with Masters: Game Changing and Small Spacecraft Technology

Time: April 29, 2014 @ 1:00 PM (EST) Presenters: Dr. Edward Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Stephen Gaddis, Director, Game Changing Development Program Bruce Yost, Director of NASA’s Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute Abstract: As NASA practitioners progress through their careers, one of the most powerful ways they can learn is by sharing their expertise in dialogue […]

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Michael Blythe, Deputy Director for Safety, NESC
2014 Session 1: PM and SRB Handbooks: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe of NPR 7120.5E

Time: January 28, 2014 @ 11:00 AM (EST) Presenters: Michael Blythe, Deputy Director for Safety, NESC Dr. James Ortiz, Director, Independent Program Assessment Office Abstract: Lost your bearings traveling through NPR 7120.5E? The PM and SRB Handbooks are here to help!  The NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management and the Standing Review Board handbooks will be […]

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APPEL Annual Report 2016
FY 2016 Academy Annual Report Released

World-class training. Hands-on development. Online engagement. Find out more about how the Academy benefits NASA in the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Annual Report. 

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On December 13, 2001, the V-131R dropped away from the wing of the B-52 “mothership” for what turned out to be the longest and fastest flight of the X-38 program. Credit: NASA/Carla Thomas
This Month in NASA History: The ISS CRV Program Got Off the Ground

On March 12, 1998, the X-38—a novel prototype for a proposed International Space Station (ISS) Crew Return Vehicle (CRV)—flew for the first time.

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Work toward Exploration Mission 1 continues while the agency considers the pros and cons involved in adding crew to the mission. In this image, the Orion crew capsule was transferred to the clean room in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center in July 2016. Credit: NASA
Agency Considers Accelerating Manned Deep Space Capabilities

NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) is exploring the feasibility of adding crew to Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1).

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Technologies developed by NASA engineers are designed to advance mission success at the agency and often enhance life on Earth as well. Here, engineers at Glenn Research Center (GRC) test an electrical motor that will drive a small, conical pump designed to help circulate blood in children born with a single heart ventricle. Credit: NASA/Bridget Caswell
NASA Engages with Current and Future Engineers

During National Engineers Week and throughout the year, NASA spotlights the crucial role of engineers in developing solutions to advance space exploration and enhance life on Earth. 

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January 2017 APPEL News Digest Now Available!
February 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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While on the International Space Station (ISS) for the One-Year Mission, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly also participated in the Twins Study, which compared his molecular information to that of his twin brother, Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut who stayed back on Earth. Here, Kelly gives himself a flu shot as part of an investigation into the twins’ immune responses. Credit: NASA
New Findings from One-Year Mission and Twins Study

As NASA moves forward on the journey to Mars, researchers share new information about the effects of prolonged spaceflight on the human body. 

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