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This is an illustration if Earth and its magnetic field, colored in bright green and yellow. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 90: Effects of Space Radiation

NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Robin Elgart discusses research aimed at reducing radiation health risks.

Technicians preparing for removal of Viking Lander 1's aeroshell cover in KSC's Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 (SAEF-2). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Viking 1 Heads to Mars

Ambitious mission required extensive technical innovation.

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NASA astronaut Terry Virts simulates extravehicular activity in the Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory on May 10, 2013. Credit: NASA/Mark Sowa
July 2022 INSIGHT Now Available

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

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Researchers are learning more about the surprisingly rugged surface of the asteroid Bennu, which is covered with boulders and has defied expectations. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
New Research Examines Asteroid’s Surface

New surprises from smallest object NASA has ever orbited. 

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View of the Zakim bridge and Charlestown. Credit: Datawheel LLC
Podcast Episode 89: The Big Dig

Boston University Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman discusses enduring lessons from the largest, most technically challenging highway project in U.S. history.

Screen shot of David Wilcox speaking during his interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Best Practices for Managing Small Projects

Small projects have unique characteristics that should be closely observed to help achieve a successful outcome.

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Issaouane Dune Sea, Eastern Algeria is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station on August 8, 2006. Credit: NASA
NASA Mission to Examine Earth’s Arid Regions

EMIT will quantify mineral composition of desert dust. 

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: System / Facility Impedance Checks

Impedance compatibility problems between test facilities and electronics hardware can result in damage or failure.

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Illustration of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is the first aircraft humanity has sent to another planet to attempt powered, controlled flight. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 88: Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flights

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot Håvard Grip discusses the rotorcraft’s history-making flights on the Red Planet.