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 22: REFLECTIONS ON COLUMBIA

Oct 29, 2019 | Transcript | 36:28
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers discusses the complex human elements involved in disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Read More

EPISODE 21: NASA HUMAN RESEARCH PROGRAM

Oct 16, 2019 | Transcript | 30:07
NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars. Read More

EPISODE 20: EXPLORATION SPACESUIT DESIGN

Oct 02, 2019 | Transcript | 34:19
NASA Exploration EVA System Development Lead Jesse Buffington discusses spacesuit design for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars. Read More
Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston are testing the spacesuit astronauts will wear

EPISODE 19: MAGIC INSIDE THE ORION SPACESUIT

Sep 18, 2019 | Transcript | 28:24
Orion Spacesuit Engineer Kirstyn Johnson discusses the internal systems of the Orion spacesuit. Read More

EPISODE 18: ORION SPACESUIT DESIGN

Sep 04, 2019 | Transcript | 33:00
Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager Dustin Gohmert discusses Orion spacesuit design. Read More

EPISODE 17: ASTRONAUT TRAINING

Aug 21, 2019 | Transcript | 22:28
NASA Astronaut Candidate Woody Hoburg discusses his experiences as the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class approaches the two-year mark of extensive training for space travel. Read More

EPISODE 16: OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE UNDERSTANDING

Aug 07, 2019 | Transcript | 25:14
Kathleen McIntyre, PACE Deputy Project Manager, discusses NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission. Read More

EPISODE 15: 20 YEARS OF CHANDRA DISCOVERIES

Jul 24, 2019 | Transcript | 25:18
Chandra X-ray Observatory Project Manager Helen Cole and Project Scientist Martin Weisskopf discuss 20 years of exploring the extreme universe. Read More