Back to Top
Rate This Episode
How was the quality of the topic?
First rating:
How was the audio of this episode?
Second rating:
How was the quality of the guest?
Third rating:
Thank you for rating this podcast.

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 44 Image

EPISODE 44: TRANSITING EXOPLANET SURVEY SATELLITE

Sep 16, 2020 | Transcript | 28:25
NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. Read More

EPISODE 43: WHITE SANDS TEST FACILITY

Sep 02, 2020 | Transcript | 21:24
White Sands Test Facility Manager Bob Cort discusses the history and capabilities of the NASA facility. Read More

EPISODE 42: GAME CHANGING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Aug 19, 2020 | Transcript | 36:26
NASA Game Changing Development Program Executive Niki Werkheiser discusses advancement of space technologies that could lead to new approaches for future space missions. Read More
Podcast Episode 41 Image

EPISODE 41: TECHNICAL STORYTELLING, PART TWO

Aug 05, 2020 | Transcript | 56:11
NASA’s Jon Olansen, Jenny Devolites and Ben Asher share technical stories and discuss storytelling technique with Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant. Read More

EPISODE 40: TECHNICAL STORYTELLING, PART ONE

Jul 22, 2020 | Transcript | 23:34
Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant with the U.S. State Department discusses organizational benefits of technical storytelling. Read More

EPISODE 39: PLUM BROOK STATION

Jul 08, 2020 | Transcript | 20:57
Plum Brook Station Director David Stringer discusses world-unique test facilities at the NASA station in Ohio. Read More

EPISODE 38: HUMAN FACTORS

Jun 24, 2020 | Transcript | 16:51
NASA Armstrong Operations Engineering Branch Chief Kate McMurtry discusses the value of understanding the impact of human factors on mission performance. Read More

EPISODE 37: NASA SAFETY CENTER

Jun 10, 2020 | Transcript | 21:25
NASA Safety Center Director Harmony Myers discusses resources to help achieve technical excellence in safety and mission assurance. Read More