The Television InfraRed Observational Satellite (TIROS) program demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring Earth's cloud cover and weather patterns from space.
This Month in NASA History: The TIROS -7 Weather Satellite was Launched

Fifty-five years ago, this month, NASA launched TIROS-7, a satellite that further validated the role the nascent technology would play in weather forecasting. 

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IV&V generator and battery containment box. Photo Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Battery Explosion

An unexplained explosion of a rechargeable battery led NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility to implement new safety and prevention measures.

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Jim Nicholson
Critical Knowledge inSight: Importance of Rehearsals and Simulations

Rehearsals and simulations can help to develop experience for a team preparing to support a launch.

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Course Centers Map
Q4 Courses Support Mission Success

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 (Q4 FY18), APPEL Knowledge Services will offer a wide range of courses, with an emphasis on leveraging lessons learned and managing systems complexity to advance mission success. 

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June 21, 2018 VPMC
Virtual Project Management Challenge: Smaller, Faster, Better: Big Lessons from Small(er) NASA Missions

Join us for the next Virtual PM Challenge, June 21, 2018. RSVP Today!

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MBSE - FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, DESIGN/ANALYSIS
Exploring the Value of MBSE at NASA

Three new APPEL Knowledge Services courses help NASA’s technical workforce understand the benefits and applications of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). 

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In the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at JSC, engineers used fake smoke to simulate an emergency scenario in the Orion spacecraft. Astronauts then explored a scenario in which they exited the capsule while their vision was obscured. Credit: NASA/James Blair
EM-1 and EM-2 Make Progress Across NASA and the Nation

At centers across NASA, the agency is rocketing ahead toward Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) and Exploration Mission 2 (EM-2). 

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At the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Mission Operations Control Center, NASA officials discuss the problems with the micrometeroid shield on Skylab. From left to right, they include Jack Kinzler, whose Skylab sunshield solution earned him the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, along with William Schneider, Maxim Faget, Dale Myers, JSC Director Chris Kraft, and Kenneth Kleinknecht. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Skylab was Saved

Forty-five years ago this month, a crew of three NASA astronauts set off to rescue the first U.S. space station: Skylab.

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