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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, shown here in an artist’s illustration, will make unprecedented measurements of the water in Earth's lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans. Credit: NASA
SWOT Eyes Earth’s Surface Water

Satellite will provide high-definition view of lakes, rivers, and oceans.

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This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 99: Webb Space Telescope’s First Year

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Mission Systems Engineer Mike Menzel discusses highlights of the observatory’s first year in space.

Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the towering Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to install protective covers on magnetometers. Astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman (bottom of frame) assisted Musgrave with final servicing tasks on the telescope, wrapping up five days of extravehicular activities (EVA). Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: STS-61 Saves Hubble

Ambitious mission includes five EVAs, unprecedented rendezvous.

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12 plumes of methane combine for a significant emission near Hazar, Turkmenistan, a port city on the Caspian Sea. NASA’s EMIT mission detected the plumes as part of early testing aboard the International Space Station. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
EMIT Data Points to Large Methane Emissions

Mission to examine impact of dust finds massive gas emissions.

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The European robotic arm is pictured extending out from the International Space Station's Nauka multipurpose laboratory module. Credit: NASA
November 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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This is an artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft flying through space with its antenna pointing to Earth. The background is black and speckled with stars. A vibrant blue streak of gas cloud cuts diagonally through the black of space. Credit: NASA/JPL
Podcast Episode 98: Voyager

Voyager Project Manager Suzanne Dodd discusses NASA’s longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft to explore interstellar space.

Screenshot of Terry O'Malley speaking and gesturing with his hand during his interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Challenges of Out-of-House Project Work

Out-of-house work brings some specific challenges for a NASA project manager.

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As a momentous year at NASA draws to a close, some members of the technical workforce—many with decades of specialized experience—are considering a personal milestone: retirement. Credit: NASA
Transition to New Year Often Brings Retirements

APPEL KS offers tools, tips for knowledge capture and transfer. 

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This is one of a series of photos taken by the Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station during the March 3, 2013 approach, capture and docking of the SpaceX Dragon. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Lessons Learned from NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program

NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Program provides a starting point for formulation, design, management, and implementation of future public-private capability development partnerships.

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