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Teams have installed the NASA Insignia on Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander in advance of a mission to the Moon that could launch as soon as December 24, 2023. The lander will carry five NASA-sponsored payloads to the lunar surface as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. Photo Credit: NASA/Isaac Watson
NASA Prepares for First CLPS Missions

Commercial landers will deliver science payloads in 2024.

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Graphic for the new podcast episode, showing an artist rendering of the International Habitat module delivery to Gateway on the Artemis IV mission. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 121: The Artemis and Ethics Report Explained

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Zach Pirtle, a policy analyst for NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy and Strategy about NASA’s Artemis and Ethics workshop, which explored the ethical, legal, and societal implications of its Artemis and Moon to Mars missions.

Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, commander (left); William Anders, Lunar Module Pilot (right); and James Lovell, Command Module Pilot (center) safely returned to Earth on December 27, 1968, after successfully orbiting the Moon on the second crewed Apollo mission. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: NASA’s Bold Decision

Apollo 8 spaceflight to the Moon was a gamechanger.

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Screenshot of Dave Everett speaking during his interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Different Perspectives

An engineering leader welcomes diverse opinions and ideas to spot and solve project challenges.

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The NASA worm logo was painted on the Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters for the Artemis I mission on March 14, 2022. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
November 2023 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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Podcast Episode 120: Fueling Innovation: How NASA Shares Knowledge for Progress

In this episode, we sit down with Jim Rostohar, Chief Knowledge Officer for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, to explore the vital role of knowledge sharing within the organization.

The telescope for NASA’s SPHEREx mission undergoes testing at JPL. It is tilted on its base so it can see as much of the sky as possible while remaining within the protection of three concentric photon shields. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
New Telescope Will Map Millions of Galaxies

SPHEREx team will seek answers to three key questions.

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The Falcon 9 rocket that launched SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission marked the return of NASA’s sleek logo, sometimes called “the worm” as a complement to the venerable Insignia, sometimes called “the meatball.” Photo Credit: SpaceX
NASA’s Iconic Logotype Began with ‘Shock and Surprise’

Designer receives honor for advancing NASA mission.

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Gemini XII astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr. (left), command pilot, and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. (right), pilot, eat a piece of cake presented to the two astronauts by crew members of the prime recovery ship, USS Wasp. Gemini XII splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean at 2:21 p.m. (EST), Nov. 15, 1966, to conclude a four-day mission in space. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Project Gemini Ends

Aldrin pioneers under water training for EVAs.

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