This artist’s concept of the InSight lander shows the solar panels and scientific instruments deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
InSight Nears Mars with Bold, New Mission to Explore Planet’s Interior

Lander will search beneath the surface of Mars for clues to how all rocky planets formed and evolved. 

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons Learned from the X-31 Program

The X-31 was an international flight research program that involved collaboration from NASA, U.S. Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Navy, Deutsche Aerospace, German Federal Ministry of Defense, and Rockwell International during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Apollo 7 lifts off. The mission’s success set the stage for Apollo 8, which orbited the Moon months later. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Apollo 7 Returns America’s Focus to Landing on the Moon

Mission of firsts achieves 101 percent success and sets the stage for orbiting the Moon.

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Virtual Project Management Challenge: Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

Join us for the next Virtual PM Challenge on November 15, 2018.

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NASA engineers Rob Gallagher (left), Ken Smith (right) and Deneen Ferro (inside the spacecraft, center) work on the GPM Core satellite in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Md. Credit: NASA
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers

September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Facilities Installation and Maintenance Records as Government Property

When an electrician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center suffered burns due to a pre-existing condition in a power distribution panel, one of the lessons learned was the importance of managing installation and maintenance records as government property.

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Saturn eclipsing the sun for Cassini.
New Science Published from Cassini’s Grand Finale

The spacecraft’s historic series of dives into the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings yields treasure trove of new data.

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Instructor Matthew Kohut leads a session of Cognitive Bias in Engineering Decision-Making, one of the courses in APPEL Knowledge Services’ new curriculum category Lessons Learned for Mission Success. Credit: NASA/Donna Wilson
APPEL Knowledge Services Sets Course Schedule to Start FY 2019

For the first quarter of FY 2019, APPEL Knowledge Services offers a wide range of courses to support the development of NASA’s technical workforce.

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