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The first image taken this year with Hubble’s one-gyroscope pointing method is of NGC 1546, a nearby galaxy in the constellation Dorado. The galaxy’s orientation provides a good view of dust lanes from slightly above and backlit by the galaxy’s core. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, David Thilker (JHU)
Hubble Team Moves to Extend Gyroscopes

Pointing method developed decades ago uses full complement of instruments to focus on targets with precision.

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An artist’s concept design of NASA’s Lunar Terrain Vehicle. Two astronauts ride aboard this imagined version. Its lights are on. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 131: The Artemis Lunar Terrain Vehicle

The Artemis Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) will help astronauts explore the surface of the Moon like never before. Applying lessons learned from Apollo could help future surface missions to the Moon – and Mars.

In June of 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin prepare to practice spacewalk techniques, walking over a simulated lunar surface in a facility at what is now NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: The ‘Third One Down’

In June 1969, NASA charges Apollo 11 with a single, straightforward objective — Perform a manned lunar landing and return.

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Technicians integrate NASA’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) payload inside the Rocket Lab Electron rocket payload fairing on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the company’s facility in New Zealand. The agency’s PREFIRE mission to study heat loss to space in Earth’s polar regions will launch two CubeSats on two different flights aboard Rocket Lab's Electron rockets from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in Māhia, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Rocket Lab
May 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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NASA recently retired its DC-8 Airborne Science platform after more than three decades of research. The aircraft is shown here against the background of a dark blue sky on February 20, 1998. Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Thomas
NASA’s DC-8 Laboratory Flies into the Sunset

After more than three decades of amazing contributions to science, storied aircraft heads to Idaho for a new chapter.  

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Ingenuity sits on Mars. It resembles a small box with four landing legs and rotors on top. The terrain is brownish-red with scattered pebbles and rocks. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 130: Ingenuity’s Final Flight: Lessons Learned

In this episode, Teddy Tzanetos, project manager for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, tells us about what we’re still learning from Ingenuity’s final flight and how risk management can be used for opportunities.

NASA CubeSat Mission Will Study Polar Regions 

PREFIRE will examine heat loss from the rapidly changing regions and gather data to improve weather models.

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Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel perform the first of five spacewalks scheduled on STS-125 to upgrade and extend the working life of the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: The Hubble Repairman’s Last Visit

The crew of STS-125 make repairs and upgrades to the revolutionary telescope, expanding its capabilities and extending its operational lifespan.

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During the 2017 APPEL KS International Project Management course, NASA and international participants conducted meetings to highlight the keys of effective international collaborations. Photo Credit: NASA
A Guide for Capturing Knowledge and Lessons Learned in Meetings

Meetings can be designed and executed as an effective knowledge capture and sharing tool.

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