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Small Steps, Giant Leaps Podcast graphic for episode 109. In this image, a man and a woman are inspecting a machine. Photo Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 109: NASA Engineering and Safety Center

NASA Engineering and Safety Center Director Tim Wilson discusses the NESC’s contributions to NASA mission success.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson gives remarks during the announcement of the company selected to develop a sustainable human landing system for the Artemis V Moon mission, Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.  Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
NASA selects lander provider for Artemis V

New craft will be designed for extended stays on lunar surface.

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The SpaceX Dragon Freedom crew ship, that delivered four Crew-4 astronauts to the International Space Station, is pictured docked to the Harmony module's space-facing port. Credit: NASA
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Improving Government Insight Through Independent Simulation of Key Flight Phases

For NASA programs using risk-based independent verification and validation (IV&V), detailed NASA-developed/supported simulation of key flight phases provides deeper government insight and certification ability.

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Screenshot of Sue Motil during her interview. Credit: NASA
Critical Knowledge inSight: Communication and Listening

A project manager should gather good solutions and ideas from their project team through attentive listening.

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NASA’s technical workforce regularly pushes the boundaries of science and engineering in facilities such as this, Vacuum Chamber 5 (VF-5) at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, which has the highest pumping speed of any electric propulsion test facility in the world to better simulate a space-like environment. APPEL Knowledge Service’s new Development Frameworks and Competency Models help members of the technical workforce develop the abilities they need to advance their careers. Credit: NASA
APPEL Unveils Updated Career Planning Tools

Resources focus on developing key professional competencies.

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In this image, Jim Sarafin is wearing a spacesuit underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. A diver is swimming above him. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 108: Underwater Training for Astronauts

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Critical Systems Engineer Jim Sarafin discusses training astronauts for spacewalks.

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. sits in a flight couch for final testing before Mercury-Redstone 3. Credit: NASA
This Month in NASA History: Shepard Claims the Prize

Astronaut tells rocket: ‘Okay buster, let’s go and get the job done.’

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NASA Glenn researcher Tim Peshek shows off a new type of ultrathin solar cell, known as a ‘perovskite’ because of its structure. These solar cells show promise for space applications because of their high efficiency and radiation tolerance and open the door to extremely low cost and large solar arrays for spacecraft or lunar surface habitats. Credit: NASA
Podcast Episode 107: Perovskite Solar Cells

NASA Research Electrical Engineer Lyndsey McMillon-Brown discusses development of perovskite solar cell technology for Moon and Mars exploration.

Photo of a woman treading through snow wearing snow shoes. Photo Credit: NASA
Featured Video: The Science of Snow: Digging for Data

This is the story of NASA’s last SnowEx campaign and those who participated in it.

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