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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 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
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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

EPISODE 36: CROWDSOURCING INNOVATION

May 27, 2020 | Transcript | 42:11
NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation Deputy Manager Steve Rader discusses driving innovation through crowdsourcing and the gig economy. Read More

EPISODE 35: LAUNCH AMERICA

May 13, 2020 | Transcript | 30:00
NASA Commercial Crew Program Chief Engineers Steve Sullivan, Chris Lupo and Deborah Crane discuss the new approach for launching American astronauts to space. Read More