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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 50: FUTURISTIC SPACE TECHNOLOGIES

Dec 09, 2020 | Transcript | 55:28
NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Executive Jason Derleth discusses visionary concepts that could transform future space missions. Read More

EPISODE 49: NEEMO CASE STUDY DECONSTRUCTED

Nov 25, 2020 | Transcript | 36:52
NASA’s Bill Todd and Joyce Abbey and retired Astronaut Nicole Stott discuss NEEMO and a new case study they developed about the unique undersea analog. Read More
Mars Landing Retropropulsion Simulation

EPISODE 48: MARS LANDING RETROPROPULSION SIMULATION

Nov 10, 2020 | Transcript | 38:23
NASA's Michelle Munk, Ashley Korzun and Eric Nielsen discuss the impact of state-of-the-art computing on future NASA missions. Read More
International Space Station

EPISODE 47: ISS 20 – SPACE STATION COMPLEXITY

Oct 28, 2020 | Transcript | 39:33
International Space Station Flight Director Royce Renfrew discusses the complexity of the orbiting laboratory as NASA counts up to 20 years of continuous human presence in space. Read More
Podcast Episode 46, ISS 20 - Living in Space

EPISODE 46: ISS 20 – LIVING IN SPACE

Oct 14, 2020 | Transcript | 27:14
American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson discusses 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. Read More

EPISODE 45: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Sep 30, 2020 | Transcript | 32:12
NASA Digital Transformation Officer Jill Marlowe discusses the agency’s digital transformation strategy and approach. Read More
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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