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In this multi-temporal illumination map of the lunar South Pole, Shackleton crater is in the center, surrounded by larger craters and rugged terrain. The map was created with images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
The Moon’s Rugged, Intriguing South Pole

First landing marks the start of concentrated exploration.

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A worker at the sheet metal shop. Photo Credit: NASA/Tom Tschida
Podcast Episode 115: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 1

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Engineering Technicians Jason Nelson, Kyle Whitfield, and Alex Zamora discuss their essential contributions to NASA missions.

The Artemis II crew views the Orion crew module for their mission inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. From left, Jeremy Hansen, mission specialist; Victor Glover, pilot; Reid Wiseman, commander; and Christina Hammock Koch, mission specialist. Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Artemis II Taking Shape at Kennedy Space Center

First crewed mission is crucial next step toward the Moon and Mars.

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NASA astronauts Scott Kelly (left) and Terry Virts (right) work on a Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) inside the station's Japanese Experiment Module. Photo Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: ‘Deconfiguration’ Prevention

Integrated coordination of tasks involving common hardware used by different teams minimizes the impact of configuration changes.

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Workers in the White Room at Launch Pad 19 help L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., left, and Charles “Pete” Conrad strap in to Gemini V. The two would share the record for longest spaceflight for about four months. Photo Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Gemini V Launches

Record-setting mission carries new technologies.

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LaRC Aircraft in front of Hangar, Building 1244 in 1994. Photo Credit: NASA Langley Research Center
Podcast Episode 114: Last Stop Before Retirement

NASA Langley Research Center Retired Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell discusses highlights of his 60-year NASA career and the future of the agency.

NASA’s X-59 aircraft is parked near the runway at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, on June 19, 2023. This is where the X-59 will be housed during ground and initial flight tests. Credits: Lockheed Martin
July 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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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Orbital Space Plane – Engineers as Smart Buyers

Good acquisition management emphasizes not only what – but how – to buy.

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NASA studies Earth with a fleet of more than two dozen satellite missions that gather data about land masses, ice prevalence, atmospheric conditions, oceans, and more. Image Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA Focuses on Value of Climate Work

Difficult summer highlights data NASA collects on Earth’s climate.

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