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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. New episodes are released bi-weekly on Wednesdays. 

EPISODE 70: Lucy Mission

Oct 06, 2021 | Transcript | 24:22
Lucy Deputy Project Systems Engineer Mike Sekerak discusses the first space mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms. Read More
Parker Solar Probe

EPISODE 69: PARKER SOLAR PROBE

Sep 22, 2021 | Transcript | 39:18
Parker Solar Probe Mission Scientist Adam Szabo discusses NASA's journey to the Sun. Read More

EPISODE 68: LESSONS LEARNED INFORMATION SYSTEM

Sep 08, 2021 | Transcript | 14:56
NASA Lessons Learned Program Manager Michael Bell discusses the agency's Lessons Learned Information System. Read More
X-59 Airplane

EPISODE 67: QUIET SUPERSONIC MISSION

Aug 25, 2021 | Transcript | 20:24
NASA Low Boom Flight Demonstrator Deputy Project Manager Cathy Bahm discusses the X-59 quiet supersonic research mission. Read More
Convergent Aeronautics Solutions

EPISODE 66: CONVERGENT AERONAUTICS SOLUTIONS

Aug 11, 2021 | Transcript | 28:08
NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project Manager Keith Wichman discusses mapping problems and solutions to transform aviation. Read More
Podcast Episode 65: NASA Intern Experiences

EPISODE 65: NASA INTERN EXPERIENCES

Jul 28, 2021 | Transcript | 19:07
NASA Intern Nick Syracuse discusses his virtual internship experiences. Read More
Space Communications and Navigation

EPISODE 64: SPACE COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION

Jul 14, 2021 | Transcript | 20:17
NASA Space Communications and Navigation Chief Engineer Neil Mallik discusses how SCaN keeps the universe connected. Read More

EPISODE 63: OSIRIS-REX ASTEROID MISSION

Jun 30, 2021 | Transcript | 23:14
OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta discusses the NASA mission to near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Read More