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  • Launch
    Reflecting on HOPE
    By Don Heyer   In the final days of 2008, the Science Mission Directorate and the Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership released a new opportunity under a fledgling program: the Hands-on Project Experience, or HOPE.
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    FAST Learning
    By Matthew Kohut   “Fast” is the word that best describes Tom Simon’s experience working at Marshall Space Flight Center on the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite (FASTSAT), a microsatellite designed to carry six small experiments into space.
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  • Project HOPE: The Story Begins
    Video Case Study Project HOPE The Story Begins
    January 26, 2012: Volume 5, Issue 1   A young team of engineers had one year and a lot to learn before getting their rocket off the ground.
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  • Class photo of the 2012 Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program (SELDP) graduates with NASA Chief Engineer Mike Ryschkewitsch (far left), Boeing Chief Engineer Paul Lambertson (second from left), and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (center).
    Academy Brief: 2012 SELDP Class Graduates
    June 29, 2012 — Vol. 5, Issue 6   The 2012 Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program (SELDP) graduated nine new systems engineers.
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NASA’s vision and mission demand a workforce with the ability to design, develop, and execute one-of-a-kind projects in aeronautics research, space exploration, and scientific discovery. Formal development programs and hands-on learning provide early and mid-career professionals with on-the-job learning experiences that accelerate their professional development and readiness to lead.

APPEL Knowledge Services’s  primary hands-on program is: