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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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Podcast Episode 129: Accelerating Discoveries with Open Science

In this episode, Dr. Chelle Gentemann, Open Science Program Scientist for the Office of the Chief Science Data Officer, explains NASA’s initiative to make science more collaborative, accessible, and inclusive. Known as Transform to Open Science, or TOPS, the program encourages increased access to research and data. 

BEAM (center), the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, is pictured attached to the International Space Station’s Tranquility module. Learn more. Photo Credit: NASA
April 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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Apollo 15 Commander David Scott took this image of Lunar Module Pilot Jim Irwin beside the Lunar Roving Vehicle at the end of the mission’s first EVA. The LRV dramatically expanded the ground astronauts could cover during the final three Apollo missions. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA Moves Forward with Development of LTV

New lunar vehicle for astronauts will also be capable for robotic exploration at the Moon’s South Pole.

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour, now in launch configuration, is covered by a protective wrap as construction continues on the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: California Science Center
A Space Shuttle Points to the Sky Again

The California Science Center stacks Endeavour in launch configuration for a dramatic new display in a new facility.

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