Small Steps, Giant Leaps

From a project’s smallest steps to humanity’s greatest leaps, NASA’s technical workforce embodies the spirit of Neil Armstrong’s immortal words from the surface of the Moon, boldly pushing the envelope of human achievement and scientific understanding. In our podcast, Small Steps, Giant Leaps, APPEL Knowledge Services talks with systems engineers, scientists, project managers and thought leaders about challenges, opportunities, and successes.

EPISODE 13: APOLLO LEGACIES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Jun 26, 2019 | Transcript | 27:50
Award-winning journalist, space historian and author Andrew Chaikin discusses the Apollo Program, almost 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Read More

EPISODE 12: FLIGHT DEMONSTRATIONS AND CAPABILITIES

Jun 12, 2019 | Transcript | 34:47
Brent Cobleigh, NASA Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities Project Manager, discusses new technologies that could transform air travel. Read More

EPISODE 11: COMMERCIAL CREW

May 29, 2019 | Transcript | 22:32
Jon Cowart, a veteran space engineer, discusses NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and progress toward launching astronauts from American soil. Read More

EPISODE 10: CONCURRENT ENGINEERING

May 15, 2019 | Transcript | 16:03
The European Space Agency’s Torsten Bieler discusses how ESA uses concurrent engineering. Read More

EPISODE 09: MARS OPPORTUNITY ROVER MISSION

May 01, 2019 | Transcript | 30:07
Abigail Fraeman, deputy project scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, discusses the Opportunity rover mission. Read More

EPISODE 08: ENGINEERING NASA’S SCIENCE MISSIONS

Apr 17, 2019 | Transcript | 33:12
Joe Gasbarre, NASA Science Mission Directorate Chief Engineer, discusses the engineering side of science missions. Read More

EPISODE 07: SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA NATIONAL TOUR

Apr 03, 2019 | Transcript | 19:43
Mike Ciannilli, the agency’s manager of the Apollo, Challenger, Columbia Lessons Learned Program, previews the Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour. Read More

EPISODE 06: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Mar 20, 2019 | Transcript | 20:10
Brian Thomas, Agency Data Scientist at NASA Headquarters, discusses artificial intelligence. Read More