Small Steps, Giant Leaps

Small Steps, Giant 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. APPEL Knowledge Services talks with systems engineers, scientists, project managers and thought leaders about challenges, opportunities, and successes.

Episodes

May 5, 2021
NASA Spacecraft Window Design Expert Lynda Estes discusses the evolution of windows that give humans a unique view into space.
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SOFIA Project Scientist Naseem Rangwala discusses the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
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NASA's Johnny Nguyen discusses insight gained through closeout of the Space Shuttle Program.
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NASA's Terry Hill and Jessica Knizhnik discuss the agency's transition to model-based systems engineering.
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Psyche Mission Co-investigator Ben Weiss discusses the mission to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
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NASA Astrophysicist and Pioneers Program Lead Scientist Michael Garcia discusses the new program’s first mission concepts selected for further development.
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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Engineer Bob Balaram discusses the first experimental aircraft flight on another planet.
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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Deputy Project Scientist Katie Stack Morgan discusses science objectives of NASA’s first astrobiology-focused mission to the Red Planet.
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NASA Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Deputy Lead Shivanjli Sharma discusses the "third revolution" in aviation.
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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Executive Jason Derleth discusses visionary concepts that could transform future space missions.
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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.
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NASA's Michelle Munk, Ashley Korzun and Eric Nielsen discuss the impact of state-of-the-art computing on future NASA missions.
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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.
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American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson discusses 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station.
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NASA Digital Transformation Officer Jill Marlowe discusses the agency’s digital transformation strategy and approach.
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NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
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White Sands Test Facility Manager Bob Cort discusses the history and capabilities of the NASA facility.
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NASA Game Changing Development Program Executive Niki Werkheiser discusses advancement of space technologies that could lead to new approaches for future space missions.
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NASA’s Jon Olansen, Jenny Devolites and Ben Asher share technical stories and discuss storytelling technique with Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant.
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Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant with the U.S. State Department discusses organizational benefits of technical storytelling.
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