Small Steps, Giant Leaps

Small Steps, Giant Leaps

NASA’s technical workforce put boots on the Moon, tire tracks on Mars, and the first reusable spacecraft in orbit around the Earth. Learn what’s next as they build missions that redefine the future with amazing discoveries and remarkable innovations.

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May 18, 2022
NASA's Edward Kim and NOAA's Pam Sullivan discuss NASA's role in weather research.
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NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Kate Calvin discusses the agency's role in climate research.
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NASA Water Resources and Agriculture Program Manager Brad Doorn discusses how NASA tools and data help solve big problems on Earth.
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NASA Johnson Space Center Engineering Director Julie Kramer White discusses the skills required to be a top-notch engineer.
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NASA Space Launch System Chief Engineer John Blevins discusses the rigorous engineering of the world's most powerful rocket.
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NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Chief Engineer Steve Hirshorn discusses what it takes to be a successful chief engineer.
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NASA Chief Engineer Ralph Roe discusses engineering best practices.
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NASA's John Brophy discusses the VERITAS mission to Venus.
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NASA's Mike Sekerak discusses the DAVINCI mission to Venus.
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NASA's Kristin Morgan discusses 2021 progress and what's ahead for the Artemis Program in 2022.
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NASA's Les Johnson discusses solar sail propulsion and the upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout and Solar Cruiser missions.
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James Webb Space Telescope Program Director Greg Robinson discusses NASA's largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed.
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NASA's Marc Rayman discusses the legacy of the Dawn mission to the two most massive bodies in the main asteroid belt.
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment Principal Investigator Mike Hecht discusses the MOXIE technology demonstration that's generating oxygen on the Red Planet.
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Lucy Deputy Project Systems Engineer Mike Sekerak discusses the first space mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms.
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Parker Solar Probe Mission Scientist Adam Szabo discusses NASA's journey to the Sun.
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NASA Lessons Learned Program Manager Michael Bell discusses the agency's Lessons Learned Information System.
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NASA Low Boom Flight Demonstrator Deputy Project Manager Cathy Bahm discusses the X-59 quiet supersonic research mission.
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NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project Manager Keith Wichman discusses mapping problems and solutions to transform aviation.
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NASA Intern Nick Syracuse discusses his virtual internship experiences.
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