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NASA’s Centers contain a wide variety of purpose-built facilities, including this Space Simulation Vacuum Chamber at Glenn Research Center. Photo Credit: NASA
New Cycle of APPEL KS Leadership Program Begins

SELP program includes hands-on assignment at different NASA Center, leadership training, and coaching.

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover captured this mosaic showing the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (circled) at its final airfield on Feb. 4, 2024. The helicopter damaged its rotor blades during the landing of its 72nd flight on January 18, 2024. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS
NASA’s Ingenuity rotorcraft makes final landing on Mars

Small helicopter carried Wright Brothers’ fabric far beyond Earth as it pioneered flight on another planet in the solar system.

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Seen here at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and developed with the same 6061-RAM2 aluminum material used under the RAMFIRE project (Reactive Additive Manufacturing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution), is a vacuum jacket manufacturing demonstrator tank. The component, made for cryogenic fluid application, is designed with a series of integral cooling channels that have a wall thickness of about 0.06 inches. Photo Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 124: The Game-Changing Potential of In-Space Manufacturing

Dive deep into the world of in-space manufacturing (ISM) with our guest, Zach Courtright, the In-Space Manufacturing Portfolio Manager at NASA. Zach shares his perspectives on cutting-edge advancements and collaborations in the field and the potential of the technology for game-changing impacts on space exploration and resource utilization.

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This detailed, all-sky picture of the infant universe was created from nine years of data gathered by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. The image reveals 13.77 billion year old temperature fluctuations (shown as color differences) that correspond to the seeds that grew to become the galaxies. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: A Turning Point in Cosmology

WMAP mission releases stunning map of the Cosmic Microwave Background, a “baby picture” of the Universe.

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Panelists from left to right are Kaitlin Liles, Joe Gasbarre, and Mike Cisewski. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Successful Project Team Characteristics

Project leaders can create a working environment for their team members that will lead to mission success.

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Aerospace Engineer, Daniel Senai, inspects the completed Ocean Color Instrument Solar Calibration Assembly (SCA) Life Test Unit mechanism. Credit: Henry, Dennis (Denny)
Podcast Episode 123: Examining Earth’s Atmosphere with NASA’s PACE Mission

Today, we look at NASA’s PACE mission, which seeks to unravel some of the mysteries of Earth’s atmosphere and the vital role played by aerosols and clouds. Join us as we delve into this fascinating journey with atmospheric scientist Dr. Kirk Knobelspiesse.

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Phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea captured August 14, 2011. Photo Credit: NASA Goddard
January 2024 INSIGHT Now Available

Don’t miss the latest issue of INSIGHT, APPEL Knowledge Services’ online publication featuring our new podcast episodes, columns, articles, lessons learned and more. We invite you to read it today on our website.

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New Satellite to Eye Phytoplankton, Aerosols

PACE is a major effort to combine oceanic and atmospheric research to better understand the complex systems.

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At 12:40 p.m. EST, Dec. 11, 2022, NASA’s Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a 25.5 day mission to the Moon. Orion was recovered by NASA’s Landing and Recovery team, U.S. Navy and Department of Defense partners aboard the USS Portland. Credit: NASA/James M. Blair
Podcast Episode 122: Charting New Horizons: Inside NASA’s Orion Mission

In this episode, we step behind the scenes of NASA’s Orion project to explore the remarkable teamwork, leadership, and communication that drive this groundbreaking endeavor. Join us as we sit down with Stu McClung, the NASA Orion Test lead, to talk about the Orion mission and the human side of space exploration.

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