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Screenshot of Ralph Basilio during his interview. Photo Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Being Flexible

A project manager needs to adapt to changing circumstances that arise during their project. The project manager needs to remain focused on the project requirements and not be fixated on the design or implementation path.

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ARMD artist’s concept. Photo Credit: NASA
Knowledge Community Corner: NASA ARMD’s Ian Boyd

Ian Boyd discusses knowledge sharing in NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.

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NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen and United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi (partially obscured) are pictured in their spacesuits, exiting the International Space Station's Quest airlock and beginning a spacewalk on April 28, 2023. Credit: NASA
May 2023 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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps Podcast graphic for episode 109. In this image, a man and a woman are inspecting a machine. Photo Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 109: NASA Engineering and Safety Center

NASA Engineering and Safety Center Director Tim Wilson discusses the NESC’s contributions to NASA mission success.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson gives remarks during the announcement of the company selected to develop a sustainable human landing system for the Artemis V Moon mission, Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.  Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
NASA selects lander provider for Artemis V

New craft will be designed for extended stays on lunar surface.

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The SpaceX Dragon Freedom crew ship, that delivered four Crew-4 astronauts to the International Space Station, is pictured docked to the Harmony module's space-facing port. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Improving Government Insight Through Independent Simulation of Key Flight Phases

For NASA programs using risk-based independent verification and validation (IV&V), detailed NASA-developed/supported simulation of key flight phases provides deeper government insight and certification ability.

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Screenshot of Sue Motil during her interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Communication and Listening

A project manager should gather good solutions and ideas from their project team through attentive listening.

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NASA’s technical workforce regularly pushes the boundaries of science and engineering in facilities such as this, Vacuum Chamber 5 (VF-5) at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, which has the highest pumping speed of any electric propulsion test facility in the world to better simulate a space-like environment. APPEL Knowledge Service’s new Development Frameworks and Competency Models help members of the technical workforce develop the abilities they need to advance their careers. Credit: NASA
APPEL Unveils Updated Career Planning Tools

Resources focus on developing key professional competencies.

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In this image, Jim Sarafin is wearing a spacesuit underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. A diver is swimming above him. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 108: Underwater Training for Astronauts

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Critical Systems Engineer Jim Sarafin discusses training astronauts for spacewalks.