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Small Steps, Giant Leaps

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 366 episodes, 2 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes
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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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 117: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 3

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering Technicians John Hood, Amy Meekham, and Mark Sloan discuss details of their work on the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 87, NuSTAR

NuSTAR Principal Investigator Fiona Harrison discusses NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 56, Model-based Systems Engineering

NASA's Terry Hill and Jessica Knizhnik discuss the agency's transition to model-based systems engineering.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 58, SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Project Scientist Naseem Rangwala discusses the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 18, Orion Spacesuit Design

Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager Dustin Gohmert discusses Orion spacesuit design.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 65, NASA Intern Experiences

NASA Intern Nick Syracuse discusses his virtual internship experiences.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 33, Young Innovators

Kenny Harris, a NASA engineer named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2020, discusses his experiences as a young professional.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 98: Voyager

Voyager Project Manager Suzanne Dodd discusses NASA's longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft to explore interstellar space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 36, Crowdsourcing Innovation

NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation Deputy Manager Steve Rader discusses driving innovation through crowdsourcing and the gig economy.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 43, White Sands Test Facility

White Sands Test Facility Manager Bob Cort discusses the history and capabilities of the NASA facility.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 106: Surface Water and Ocean Topography

Surface Water and Ocean Topography Project Manager Parag Vaze discusses the first global survey of Earth's surface water.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 80, Engineering Best Practices 3

NASA Space Launch System Chief Engineer John Blevins discusses the rigorous engineering of the world's most powerful rocket.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 3, Unleashing Innovation

David Miranda, innovation point of contact for the Exploration Ground Systems Program’s Operations Division, offers tips for unleashing innovation.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 62, Laser Communications Relay Demonstration

NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Principal Investigator Dave Israel discusses the dynamic power of laser communications technologies.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 83, NASA’s Role in Climate Research

NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Kate Calvin discusses the agency's role in climate research.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 5, Big Data

John Sprague, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology, Data and Innovation at NASA Headquarters, discusses big data.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 78, Engineering Best Practices 1

NASA Chief Engineer Ralph Roe discusses engineering best practices.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 64, Space Communications and Navigation

NASA Space Communications and Navigation Chief Engineer Neil Mallik discusses how SCaN keeps the universe connected.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 115: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 1

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Engineering Technicians Jason Nelson, Kyle Whitfield, and Alex Zamora discuss their essential contributions to NASA missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 1, Orion Spacecraft

Orion Program Manager Mark Kirasich discusses the challenges and opportunities of managing America’s next-generation spacecraft.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 44, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 54, Astrophysics Pioneers Program

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 16, Ocean-Atmosphere Understanding

Kathleen McIntyre, PACE Deputy Project Manager, discusses NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 100: NASA’s Extraordinary Workforce

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy discusses NASA's positive impact on humanity—and the people who make it happen.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 99: Webb Space Telescope’s First Year

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Mission Systems Engineer Mike Menzel discusses highlights of the observatory's first year in space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 27, Megatrends for Engineering Systems

Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses engineering trends and the impact of rapid technology changes.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 22, Reflections on Columbia

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers discusses the complex human elements involved in disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 77, VERITAS

NASA's John Brophy discusses the VERITAS mission to Venus.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 53, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Engineer Bob Balaram discusses the first experimental aircraft flight on another planet.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 46, ISS 20 - Living in Space

American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson discusses 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 81, Engineering Best Practices 4

NASA Johnson Space Center Engineering Director Julie Kramer White discusses the skills required to be a top-notch engineer.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 96: Airworthiness

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Chief Engineer CJ Bixby discusses what it takes to achieve airworthiness.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 50, Futuristic Space Technologies

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Executive Jason Derleth discusses visionary concepts that could transform future space missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 34, Science in the 2020s

NASA Scientist Michelle Thaller discusses anticipated discoveries and exciting missions planned during this decade.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 0, Preview

APPEL Knowledge Services presents a preview of the new Small Steps, Giant Leaps podcast.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 79, Engineering Best Practices 2

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Chief Engineer Steve Hirshorn discusses what it takes to be a successful chief engineer.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 92: Evolved Structures

NASA Research Engineer Ryan McClelland discusses digital engineering technologies that are transforming classical engineering tasks and processes.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 24, TechPort

NASA TechPort’s Patrick Murphy and Ryan Miller discuss how technologists and innovators can use the tool to exchange ideas for groundbreaking solutions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 103: Legacy of Inspiration

NASA Human Spaceflight Historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal discusses how careers for women have changed over the past 50 years as the workforce has become more diverse.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 86, Astrobiology Research Coordination Networks

NASA Astrobiology Program Senior Scientist Mary Voytek discusses Research Coordination Networks.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 88, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flight

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot Håvard Grip discusses the rotorcraft's history-making flights on the Red Planet.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 20, Exploration Spacesuit Design

NASA Exploration EVA System Development Lead Jesse Buffington discusses spacesuit design for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 51, Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

NASA Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Deputy Lead Shivanjli Sharma discusses the "third revolution" in aviation.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 101: Artemis Missions

Artemis Mission Manager Mike Sarafin discusses Artemis I and NASA's increasingly complex Moon to Mars missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 49, NEEMO Case Study Deconstructed

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 104: Workplace Safety Culture

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and Associate Administrator Bob Cabana discuss the importance of a strong safety culture.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 12, Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities

Brent Cobleigh, NASA Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities Project Manager, discusses new technologies that could transform air travel.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 19, Magic Inside the Orion Spacesuit

Orion Spacesuit Engineer Kirstyn Johnson discusses the internal systems of the Orion spacesuit.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 70, Lucy Mission

Lucy Deputy Project Systems Engineer Mike Sekerak discusses the first space mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 17, Astronaut Training

NASA Astronaut Candidate Woody Hoburg discusses his experiences as the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class approaches the two-year mark of extensive training for space travel.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 114: Last Stop Before Retirement

NASA Langley Research Center Retired Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell discusses highlights of his 60-year NASA career and the future of the agency.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 57, Shuttle Program Closeout Complexities

NASA's Johnny Nguyen discusses insight gained through closeout of the Space Shuttle Program.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 68, Lessons Learned Information System

NASA Lessons Learned Program Manager Michael Bell discusses the agency's Lessons Learned Information System.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 11, Commercial Crew

Jon Cowart, a veteran space engineer, discusses NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and progress toward launching astronauts from American soil.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 71, Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 69, Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe Mission Scientist Adam Szabo discusses NASA's journey to the Sun.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 97: Mars InSight

NASA InSight Mars Lander Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt discusses the first mission dedicated to studying the deep interior of Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 90, Effects of Space Radiation

NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Robin Elgart discusses research aimed at reducing radiation health risks.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 75, Artemis Progress

NASA's Kristin Morgan discusses 2021 progress and what's ahead for the Artemis Program in 2022.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 9, Mars Opportunity Rover Mission

Abigail Fraeman, deputy project scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, discusses the Opportunity rover mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 42, Game Changing Development Program

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 21, NASA Human Research Program

NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 8, Engineering NASA’s Science Missions

Joe Gasbarre, NASA Science Mission Directorate Chief Engineer, discusses the engineering side of science missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 25, NASA Technology Transfer

NASA Technology Transfer Program Executive Dan Lockney discusses the transfer of innovative space and aeronautics technologies for practical, terrestrial applications.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 40, Technical Storytelling, Part One

Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant with the U.S. State Department discusses organizational benefits of technical storytelling.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 116: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 2

NASA Technicians Scott Bartram, Eric Bentley, Maria Salinas, and Phil Steele discuss their hands-on work on a variety of projects and technologies.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 45, Digital Transformation

NASA Digital Transformation Officer Jill Marlowe discusses the agency’s digital transformation strategy and approach.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 110: APPEL Knowledge Services

NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director Tiffany Smith discusses knowledge sharing and learning and development.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 47, ISS 20 – Space Station Complexity

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 74, Solar Sails

NASA's Les Johnson discusses solar sail propulsion and the upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout and Solar Cruiser missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 93: Circuit Theory Application to Animal Movement

The Nature Conservancy's Kim Hall discusses the use of NASA Earth observation data to map animal movement and patterns.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 26, NASA IV&V

NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program Director Greg Blaney discusses the impact of IV&V on high-profile NASA missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 85, Moon to Mars Habitation

NASA's Tiffany Nickens discusses habitats being developed for living on the lunar surface and traveling to Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 15, 20 Years of Chandra Discoveries

Chandra X-ray Observatory Project Manager Helen Cole and Project Scientist Martin Weisskopf discuss 20 years of exploring the extreme universe.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 41, Technical Storytelling, Part Two

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 107: Perovskite Solar Cells

NASA Research Electrical Engineer Lyndsey McMillon-Brown discusses development of perovskite solar cell technology for Moon and Mars exploration.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 113: OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Preparation

OSIRIS-REx Mission Systems Engineer Ron Mink discusses preparation for the return of the United States' first asteroid sample from space to Earth.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 32, Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper Project System Engineer Jennifer Dooley discusses NASA’s outer planets flagship mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 30, VIPER Lunar Rover

VIPER Project Manager Dan Andrews discusses the lunar rover’s upcoming mission to look for water ice on the Moon.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 91: OSAM-1

OSAM-1 Lead Systems Engineer Wendy Morgenstern discusses NASA's On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 mission to robotically refuel a satellite that wasn't designed to be serviced.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 52, Mars Perseverance Rover Science

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 72, Dawn Mission

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 14, Apollo Lunar Landing Training

Lisa Jones, NASA Landing and Impact Research Facility Manager, discusses the facility where the Apollo astronauts trained for the lunar landing.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 109: NASA Engineering and Safety Center

NASA Engineering and Safety Center Director Tim Wilson discusses the NESC's contributions to NASA mission success.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 6, Artificial Intelligence

Brian Thomas, Agency Data Scientist at NASA Headquarters, discusses artificial intelligence.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 48, Mars Landing Retropropulsion Simulation

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 4, APPEL Knowledge Services Overview

Roger Forsgren, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director, discusses the integration of training and knowledge sharing activities.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 55, Psyche Mission

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 66, Convergent Aeronautics Solutions

NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project Manager Keith Wichman discusses mapping problems and solutions to transform aviation.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 35, Launch America

NASA Commercial Crew Program Chief Engineers Steve Sullivan, Chris Lupo and Deborah Crane discuss the new approach for launching American astronauts to space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 73, James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Program Director Greg Robinson discusses NASA's largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 89, The Big Dig

Boston University Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman discusses enduring lessons from the largest, most technically challenging highway project in U.S. history.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 38, Human Factors

NASA Armstrong Operations Engineering Branch Chief Kate McMurtry discusses the value of understanding the impact of human factors on mission performance.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 29, Centennial Challenges

Monsi Roman, NASA Centennial Challenges Program Manager, discusses the agency’s flagship prizes and competition program.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 10, Concurrent Engineering

The European Space Agency’s Torsten Bieler discusses how ESA uses concurrent engineering.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 111: Flight Opportunities

NASA Flight Opportunities Program Manager Danielle McCulloch discusses rapid demonstration of technologies and capabilities for NASA missions and commercial spaceflight.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 76, DAVINCI

NASA's Mike Sekerak discusses the DAVINCI mission to Venus.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 60, Dragonfly

Dragonfly Principal Investigator Zibi Turtle discusses NASA's planned rotorcraft-lander mission to Titan.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 94: Mars Sample Return

Mars Sample Return Scientists Lindsay Hays and Meenakshi Wadhwa discuss the mission to return samples from the surface of Mars to Earth.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 39, Plum Brook Station

Plum Brook Station Director David Stringer discusses world-unique test facilities at the NASA station in Ohio.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 102: Legacy of Connection

NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Rob Grant discusses the agency’s Black History Month theme: Building a Legacy of Achievement, Connection, and Knowledge.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 105: Samples from Mars

Mars Sample Return Deputy Lead Scientist Lindsay Hays discusses plans to bring the first samples of Mars material to Earth.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 61, Transforming Assessment of Unsteady Aerodynamics

NASA's Nettie Roozeboom discusses a new state-of-the-art technique to measure unsteady aerodynamics using pressure-sensitive paint.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 67, Quiet Supersonic Mission

NASA Low Boom Flight Demonstrator Deputy Project Manager Cathy Bahm discusses the X-59 quiet supersonic research mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 28: Interdisciplinary Interactions

Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses the impact of interdisciplinary interactions on mission success.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 31, Commercial Lunar Payload Service

Steve Clarke, the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, discusses commercial payload delivery services to the Moon.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 13, Apollo Legacies and Lessons Learned

Award-winning journalist, space historian and author Andrew Chaikin discusses the Apollo Program, almost 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 84, NASA’s Role in Weather Research

NASA's Edward Kim and NOAA's Pam Sullivan discuss NASA's role in weather research.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 37, NASA Safety Center

NASA Safety Center Director Harmony Myers discusses resources to help achieve technical excellence in safety and mission assurance.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 82, NASA’s Role in Agriculture

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 59, Spacecraft Window Design

NASA Spacecraft Window Design Expert Lynda Estes discusses the evolution of windows that give humans a unique view into space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 108: Underwater Training for Astronauts

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Critical Systems Engineer Jim Sarafin discusses training astronauts for spacewalks.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 23, Swamp Works

NASA Swamp Works Senior Technologist Rob Mueller discusses technologies being developed for missions to the Moon and Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 95: Developmental Assignments

NASA's Nick Jedrich and Andrew Maynard discuss the benefits of developmental assignments.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 112: TechLeap Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge

NASA TechLeap Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge Manager Greg Peters discusses the lunar landing challenge.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 7, Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour

Mike Ciannilli, the agency’s manager of the Apollo, Challenger, Columbia Lessons Learned Program, previews the Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 63, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta discusses the NASA mission to near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 2, Decision Velocity

An Exploration Ground Systems Program division chief, Jeremy Parsons, discusses practical ways to make quality decisions faster.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 117: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 3

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering Technicians John Hood, Amy Meekham, and Mark Sloan discuss details of their work on the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 118: Center Innovation Fund and Early Career Initiative

NASA SpaceTech's Michael LaPointe and John Nelson discuss the Center Innovation Fund and Early Career Initiative.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 119: Rocket Propulsion Test Program

Rocket Propulsion Test Program Manager Christine Powell discusses chemical propulsion testing at NASA’s world-class facilities.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 10, Concurrent Engineering

The European Space Agency’s Torsten Bieler discusses how ESA uses concurrent engineering.
1/1/116 minutes, 4 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 0, Preview

APPEL Knowledge Services presents a preview of the new Small Steps, Giant Leaps podcast.
1/1/13 minutes, 49 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 39, Plum Brook Station

Plum Brook Station Director David Stringer discusses world-unique test facilities at the NASA station in Ohio.
1/1/120 minutes, 57 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 66, Convergent Aeronautics Solutions

NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project Manager Keith Wichman discusses mapping problems and solutions to transform aviation.
1/1/128 minutes, 9 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 97: Mars InSight

NASA InSight Mars Lander Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt discusses the first mission dedicated to studying the deep interior of Mars.
1/1/129 minutes, 44 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 30, VIPER Lunar Rover

VIPER Project Manager Dan Andrews discusses the lunar rover’s upcoming mission to look for water ice on the Moon.
1/1/123 minutes, 15 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 33, Young Innovators

Kenny Harris, a NASA engineer named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2020, discusses his experiences as a young professional.
1/1/128 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 1, Orion Spacecraft

Orion Program Manager Mark Kirasich discusses the challenges and opportunities of managing America’s next-generation spacecraft.
1/1/131 minutes, 38 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 119: Rocket Propulsion Test Program

Rocket Propulsion Test Program Manager Christine Powell discusses chemical propulsion testing at NASA’s world-class facilities.
1/1/123 minutes, 42 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 19, Magic Inside the Orion Spacesuit

Orion Spacesuit Engineer Kirstyn Johnson discusses the internal systems of the Orion spacesuit.
1/1/128 minutes, 24 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 116: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 2

NASA Technicians Scott Bartram, Eric Bentley, Maria Salinas, and Phil Steele discuss their hands-on work on a variety of projects and technologies.
1/1/159 minutes, 19 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 31, Commercial Lunar Payload Service

Steve Clarke, the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, discusses commercial payload delivery services to the Moon.
1/1/126 minutes, 24 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 6, Artificial Intelligence

Brian Thomas, Agency Data Scientist at NASA Headquarters, discusses artificial intelligence.
1/1/120 minutes, 9 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 79, Engineering Best Practices 2

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Chief Engineer Steve Hirshorn discusses what it takes to be a successful chief engineer.
1/1/134 minutes, 28 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 106: Surface Water and Ocean Topography

Surface Water and Ocean Topography Project Manager Parag Vaze discusses the first global survey of Earth's surface water.
1/1/131 minutes, 33 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 38, Human Factors

NASA Armstrong Operations Engineering Branch Chief Kate McMurtry discusses the value of understanding the impact of human factors on mission performance.
1/1/116 minutes, 52 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 84, NASA’s Role in Weather Research

NASA's Edward Kim and NOAA's Pam Sullivan discuss NASA's role in weather research.
1/1/135 minutes, 29 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 49, NEEMO Case Study Deconstructed

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.
1/1/136 minutes, 52 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 36, Crowdsourcing Innovation

NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation Deputy Manager Steve Rader discusses driving innovation through crowdsourcing and the gig economy.
1/1/142 minutes, 12 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 64, Space Communications and Navigation

NASA Space Communications and Navigation Chief Engineer Neil Mallik discusses how SCaN keeps the universe connected.
1/1/120 minutes, 17 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 82, NASA’s Role in Agriculture

NASA Water Resources and Agriculture Program Manager Brad Doorn discusses how NASA tools and data help solve big problems on Earth.
1/1/127 minutes, 12 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 3, Unleashing Innovation

David Miranda, innovation point of contact for the Exploration Ground Systems Program’s Operations Division, offers tips for unleashing innovation.
1/1/123 minutes, 35 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 88, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flight

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot Håvard Grip discusses the rotorcraft's history-making flights on the Red Planet.
1/1/120 minutes, 32 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 117: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 3

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering Technicians John Hood, Amy Meekham, and Mark Sloan discuss details of their work on the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer.
1/1/134 minutes, 43 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 45, Digital Transformation

NASA Digital Transformation Officer Jill Marlowe discusses the agency’s digital transformation strategy and approach.
1/1/132 minutes, 13 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 75, Artemis Progress

NASA's Kristin Morgan discusses 2021 progress and what's ahead for the Artemis Program in 2022.
1/1/122 minutes, 55 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 102: Legacy of Connection

NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Rob Grant discusses the agency’s Black History Month theme: Building a Legacy of Achievement, Connection, and Knowledge.
1/1/118 minutes, 3 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 54, Astrophysics Pioneers Program

NASA Astrophysicist and Pioneers Program Lead Scientist Michael Garcia discusses the new program’s first mission concepts selected for further development.
1/1/118 minutes, 1 second
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 112: TechLeap Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge

NASA TechLeap Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge Manager Greg Peters discusses the lunar landing challenge.
1/1/116 minutes, 35 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 76, DAVINCI

NASA's Mike Sekerak discusses the DAVINCI mission to Venus.
1/1/121 minutes, 39 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 24, TechPort

NASA TechPort’s Patrick Murphy and Ryan Miller discuss how technologists and innovators can use the tool to exchange ideas for groundbreaking solutions.
1/1/122 minutes, 35 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 17, Astronaut Training

NASA Astronaut Candidate Woody Hoburg discusses his experiences as the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class approaches the two-year mark of extensive training for space travel.
1/1/122 minutes, 27 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 23, Swamp Works

NASA Swamp Works Senior Technologist Rob Mueller discusses technologies being developed for missions to the Moon and Mars.
1/1/126 minutes, 42 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 70, Lucy Mission

Lucy Deputy Project Systems Engineer Mike Sekerak discusses the first space mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms.
1/1/124 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 53, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Engineer Bob Balaram discusses the first experimental aircraft flight on another planet.
1/1/135 minutes, 19 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 104: Workplace Safety Culture

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and Associate Administrator Bob Cabana discuss the importance of a strong safety culture.
1/1/144 minutes, 28 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 34, Science in the 2020s

NASA Scientist Michelle Thaller discusses anticipated discoveries and exciting missions planned during this decade.
1/1/133 minutes, 20 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 9, Mars Opportunity Rover Mission

Abigail Fraeman, deputy project scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, discusses the Opportunity rover mission.
1/1/130 minutes, 8 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 77, VERITAS

NASA's John Brophy discusses the VERITAS mission to Venus.
1/1/127 minutes, 27 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 61, Transforming Assessment of Unsteady Aerodynamics

NASA's Nettie Roozeboom discusses a new state-of-the-art technique to measure unsteady aerodynamics using pressure-sensitive paint.
1/1/127 minutes, 23 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 99: Webb Space Telescope’s First Year

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Mission Systems Engineer Mike Menzel discusses highlights of the observatory's first year in space.
1/1/122 minutes, 8 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 57, Shuttle Program Closeout Complexities

NASA's Johnny Nguyen discusses insight gained through closeout of the Space Shuttle Program.
1/1/122 minutes, 7 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 59, Spacecraft Window Design

NASA Spacecraft Window Design Expert Lynda Estes discusses the evolution of windows that give humans a unique view into space.
1/1/131 minutes, 28 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 18, Orion Spacesuit Design

Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager Dustin Gohmert discusses Orion spacesuit design.
1/1/133 minutes
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 7, Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour

Mike Ciannilli, the agency’s manager of the Apollo, Challenger, Columbia Lessons Learned Program, previews the Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour.
1/1/119 minutes, 41 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 74, Solar Sails

NASA's Les Johnson discusses solar sail propulsion and the upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout and Solar Cruiser missions.
1/1/128 minutes
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 52, Mars Perseverance Rover Science

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Deputy Project Scientist Katie Stack Morgan discusses science objectives of NASA’s first astrobiology-focused mission to the Red Planet.
1/1/136 minutes, 9 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 4, APPEL Knowledge Services Overview

Roger Forsgren, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director, discusses the integration of training and knowledge sharing activities.
1/1/122 minutes, 56 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 20, Exploration Spacesuit Design

NASA Exploration EVA System Development Lead Jesse Buffington discusses spacesuit design for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars.
1/1/134 minutes, 19 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 60, Dragonfly

Dragonfly Principal Investigator Zibi Turtle discusses NASA's planned rotorcraft-lander mission to Titan.
1/1/118 minutes, 11 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 78, Engineering Best Practices 1

NASA Chief Engineer Ralph Roe discusses engineering best practices.
1/1/119 minutes, 34 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 42, Game Changing Development Program

NASA Game Changing Development Program Executive Niki Werkheiser discusses advancement of space technologies that could lead to new approaches for future space missions.
1/1/136 minutes, 26 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 115: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 1

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Engineering Technicians Jason Nelson, Kyle Whitfield, and Alex Zamora discuss their essential contributions to NASA missions.
1/1/132 minutes, 37 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 87, NuSTAR

NuSTAR Principal Investigator Fiona Harrison discusses NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.
1/1/119 minutes, 7 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 94: Mars Sample Return

Mars Sample Return Scientists Lindsay Hays and Meenakshi Wadhwa discuss the mission to return samples from the surface of Mars to Earth.
1/1/127 minutes, 20 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 93: Circuit Theory Application to Animal Movement

The Nature Conservancy's Kim Hall discusses the use of NASA Earth observation data to map animal movement and patterns.
1/1/129 minutes, 35 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 62, Laser Communications Relay Demonstration

NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Principal Investigator Dave Israel discusses the dynamic power of laser communications technologies.
1/1/119 minutes, 13 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 95: Developmental Assignments

NASA's Nick Jedrich and Andrew Maynard discuss the benefits of developmental assignments.
1/1/122 minutes, 49 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 114: Last Stop Before Retirement

NASA Langley Research Center Retired Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell discusses highlights of his 60-year NASA career and the future of the agency.
1/1/128 minutes, 52 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 27, Megatrends for Engineering Systems

Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses engineering trends and the impact of rapid technology changes.
1/1/135 minutes, 17 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 89, The Big Dig

Boston University Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman discusses enduring lessons from the largest, most technically challenging highway project in U.S. history.
1/1/136 minutes, 55 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 43, White Sands Test Facility

White Sands Test Facility Manager Bob Cort discusses the history and capabilities of the NASA facility.
1/1/121 minutes, 24 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 37, NASA Safety Center

NASA Safety Center Director Harmony Myers discusses resources to help achieve technical excellence in safety and mission assurance.
1/1/121 minutes, 25 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 68, Lessons Learned Information System

NASA Lessons Learned Program Manager Michael Bell discusses the agency's Lessons Learned Information System.
1/1/114 minutes, 56 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 107: Perovskite Solar Cells

NASA Research Electrical Engineer Lyndsey McMillon-Brown discusses development of perovskite solar cell technology for Moon and Mars exploration.
1/1/117 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 22, Reflections on Columbia

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers discusses the complex human elements involved in disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
1/1/136 minutes, 25 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 110: APPEL Knowledge Services

NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director Tiffany Smith discusses knowledge sharing and learning and development.
1/1/127 minutes, 5 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 101: Artemis Missions

Artemis Mission Manager Mike Sarafin discusses Artemis I and NASA's increasingly complex Moon to Mars missions.
1/1/130 minutes, 40 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 100: NASA’s Extraordinary Workforce

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy discusses NASA's positive impact on humanity—and the people who make it happen.
1/1/113 minutes, 33 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 56, Model-based Systems Engineering

NASA's Terry Hill and Jessica Knizhnik discuss the agency's transition to model-based systems engineering.
1/1/143 minutes, 16 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 98: Voyager

Voyager Project Manager Suzanne Dodd discusses NASA's longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft to explore interstellar space.
1/1/122 minutes, 56 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 13, Apollo Legacies and Lessons Learned

Award-winning journalist, space historian and author Andrew Chaikin discusses the Apollo Program, almost 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
1/1/127 minutes, 51 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 29, Centennial Challenges

Monsi Roman, NASA Centennial Challenges Program Manager, discusses the agency’s flagship prizes and competition program.
1/1/130 minutes, 6 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 72, Dawn Mission

NASA's Marc Rayman discusses the legacy of the Dawn mission to the two most massive bodies in the main asteroid belt.
1/1/131 minutes, 5 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 26, NASA IV&V

NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program Director Greg Blaney discusses the impact of IV&V on high-profile NASA missions.
1/1/127 minutes, 52 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 90, Effects of Space Radiation

NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Robin Elgart discusses research aimed at reducing radiation health risks.
1/1/132 minutes, 18 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 108: Underwater Training for Astronauts

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Critical Systems Engineer Jim Sarafin discusses training astronauts for spacewalks.
1/1/118 minutes, 12 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 103: Legacy of Inspiration

NASA Human Spaceflight Historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal discusses how careers for women have changed over the past 50 years as the workforce has become more diverse.
1/1/130 minutes, 10 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 81, Engineering Best Practices 4

NASA Johnson Space Center Engineering Director Julie Kramer White discusses the skills required to be a top-notch engineer.
1/1/128 minutes, 7 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 113: OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Preparation

OSIRIS-REx Mission Systems Engineer Ron Mink discusses preparation for the return of the United States' first asteroid sample from space to Earth.
1/1/117 minutes, 21 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 85, Moon to Mars Habitation

NASA's Tiffany Nickens discusses habitats being developed for living on the lunar surface and traveling to Mars.
1/1/119 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 12, Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities

Brent Cobleigh, NASA Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities Project Manager, discusses new technologies that could transform air travel.
1/1/134 minutes, 47 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 67, Quiet Supersonic Mission

NASA Low Boom Flight Demonstrator Deputy Project Manager Cathy Bahm discusses the X-59 quiet supersonic research mission.
1/1/120 minutes, 25 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 15, 20 Years of Chandra Discoveries

Chandra X-ray Observatory Project Manager Helen Cole and Project Scientist Martin Weisskopf discuss 20 years of exploring the extreme universe.
1/1/125 minutes, 18 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 91: OSAM-1

OSAM-1 Lead Systems Engineer Wendy Morgenstern discusses NASA's On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 mission to robotically refuel a satellite that wasn't designed to be serviced.
1/1/131 minutes, 49 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 28: Interdisciplinary Interactions

Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses the impact of interdisciplinary interactions on mission success.
1/1/135 minutes, 47 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 109: NASA Engineering and Safety Center

NASA Engineering and Safety Center Director Tim Wilson discusses the NESC's contributions to NASA mission success.
1/1/118 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 11, Commercial Crew

Jon Cowart, a veteran space engineer, discusses NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and progress toward launching astronauts from American soil.
1/1/122 minutes, 33 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 83, NASA’s Role in Climate Research

NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Kate Calvin discusses the agency's role in climate research.
1/1/114 minutes, 46 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 16, Ocean-Atmosphere Understanding

Kathleen McIntyre, PACE Deputy Project Manager, discusses NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission.
1/1/125 minutes, 15 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 105: Samples from Mars

Mars Sample Return Deputy Lead Scientist Lindsay Hays discusses plans to bring the first samples of Mars material to Earth.
1/1/123 minutes, 23 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 50, Futuristic Space Technologies

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Executive Jason Derleth discusses visionary concepts that could transform future space missions.
1/1/155 minutes, 28 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 48, Mars Landing Retropropulsion Simulation

NASA's Michelle Munk, Ashley Korzun and Eric Nielsen discuss the impact of state-of-the-art computing on future NASA missions.
1/1/138 minutes, 24 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 2, Decision Velocity

An Exploration Ground Systems Program division chief, Jeremy Parsons, discusses practical ways to make quality decisions faster.
1/1/125 minutes, 11 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 63, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta discusses the NASA mission to near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
1/1/123 minutes, 15 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 111: Flight Opportunities

NASA Flight Opportunities Program Manager Danielle McCulloch discusses rapid demonstration of technologies and capabilities for NASA missions and commercial spaceflight.
1/1/121 minutes, 38 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 51, Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

NASA Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Deputy Lead Shivanjli Sharma discusses the "third revolution" in aviation.
1/1/124 minutes, 34 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 32, Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper Project System Engineer Jennifer Dooley discusses NASA’s outer planets flagship mission.
1/1/120 minutes, 59 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 40, Technical Storytelling, Part One

Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant with the U.S. State Department discusses organizational benefits of technical storytelling.
1/1/123 minutes, 34 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 21, NASA Human Research Program

NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars.
1/1/130 minutes, 4 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 25, NASA Technology Transfer

NASA Technology Transfer Program Executive Dan Lockney discusses the transfer of innovative space and aeronautics technologies for practical, terrestrial applications.
1/1/125 minutes, 1 second
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 47, ISS 20 – Space Station Complexity

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.
1/1/139 minutes, 34 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 118: Center Innovation Fund and Early Career Initiative

NASA SpaceTech's Michael LaPointe and John Nelson discuss the Center Innovation Fund and Early Career Initiative.
1/1/119 minutes, 46 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 44, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
1/1/128 minutes, 26 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 8, Engineering NASA’s Science Missions

Joe Gasbarre, NASA Science Mission Directorate Chief Engineer, discusses the engineering side of science missions.
1/1/133 minutes, 13 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 41, Technical Storytelling, Part Two

NASA’s Jon Olansen, Jenny Devolites and Ben Asher share technical stories and discuss storytelling technique with Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant.
1/1/156 minutes, 12 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 55, Psyche Mission

Psyche Mission Co-investigator Ben Weiss discusses the mission to a unique metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
1/1/119 minutes, 41 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 14, Apollo Lunar Landing Training

Lisa Jones, NASA Landing and Impact Research Facility Manager, discusses the facility where the Apollo astronauts trained for the lunar landing.
1/1/115 minutes, 17 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 86, Astrobiology Research Coordination Networks

NASA Astrobiology Program Senior Scientist Mary Voytek discusses Research Coordination Networks.
1/1/129 minutes, 15 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 46, ISS 20 - Living in Space

American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson discusses 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station.
1/1/127 minutes, 14 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 71, Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment

Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment Principal Investigator Mike Hecht discusses the MOXIE technology demonstration that's generating oxygen on the Red Planet.
1/1/125 minutes, 9 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 80, Engineering Best Practices 3

NASA Space Launch System Chief Engineer John Blevins discusses the rigorous engineering of the world's most powerful rocket.
1/1/126 minutes, 13 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 35, Launch America

NASA Commercial Crew Program Chief Engineers Steve Sullivan, Chris Lupo and Deborah Crane discuss the new approach for launching American astronauts to space.
1/1/130 minutes
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 96: Airworthiness

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Chief Engineer CJ Bixby discusses what it takes to achieve airworthiness.
1/1/121 minutes, 19 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 58, SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Project Scientist Naseem Rangwala discusses the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
1/1/132 minutes, 19 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 65, NASA Intern Experiences

NASA Intern Nick Syracuse discusses his virtual internship experiences.
1/1/119 minutes, 8 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 73, James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Program Director Greg Robinson discusses NASA's largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed.
1/1/119 minutes, 58 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 5, Big Data

John Sprague, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology, Data and Innovation at NASA Headquarters, discusses big data.
1/1/122 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 69, Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe Mission Scientist Adam Szabo discusses NASA's journey to the Sun.
1/1/139 minutes, 19 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 92: Evolved Structures

NASA Research Engineer Ryan McClelland discusses digital engineering technologies that are transforming classical engineering tasks and processes.
1/1/127 minutes, 58 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 120: Fueling Innovation: How NASA Shares Knowledge for Progress

In this episode, we sit down with Jim Rostohar, Chief Knowledge Officer for NASA's Johnson Space Center, to explore the vital role of knowledge sharing within the organization.
1/1/123 minutes
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 121: The Artemis and Ethics Report Explained

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Zach Pirtle, a policy analyst for NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy and Strategy about NASA’s Artemis and Ethics workshop, which explored the ethical, legal, and societal implications of its Artemis and Moon to Mars missions.
1/1/122 minutes, 51 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 122: Charting New Horizons: Inside NASA's Orion Mission

In this episode, we step behind the scenes of NASA's Orion project to explore the remarkable teamwork, leadership, and communication that drive this groundbreaking endeavor. Join us as we sit down with Stu McClung, the NASA Orion Test lead, to talk about the Orion mission and the human side of space exploration.
1/1/123 minutes, 17 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 123: Examining Earth’s Atmosphere with NASA’s PACE Mission

Today, we look at NASA’s PACE mission, which seeks to unravel some of the mysteries of Earth’s atmosphere and the vital role played by aerosols and clouds. Join us as we delve into this fascinating journey with atmospheric scientist Dr. Kirk Knobelspiesse.
1/1/124 minutes, 43 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 124: The Game-Changing Potential of In-Space Manufacturing

Dive deep into the world of in-space manufacturing (ISM) with our guest, Zach Courtright, the In-Space Manufacturing Portfolio Manager at NASA. Zach shares his perspectives on cutting-edge advancements and collaborations in the field and the potential of the technology for game-changing impacts on space exploration and resource utilization.
1/1/124 minutes, 47 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 125: Capstone Project: Artemis I Lessons Learned

Janet Karika, who retired recently from NASA after 43 years in the aerospace industry, shares career highlights and her approach to leading the Artemis I Lessons Learned process.
1/1/127 minutes, 14 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 126: Gateway: The Logistics of an Outpost at the Moon

In this episode we’ll focus on Gateway, a small space station NASA is developing to place in orbit at the Moon. We’ll speak with Mark Wiese, who leads the team that will ensure Gateway will receive the cargo, equipment, and supplies it needs to support Artemis astronauts.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 127: Chief Program Management Officer

Dave Mitchell brings extensive experience as an engineer and project manager to a new position leading a small team with the broad mandate of improving acquisitions and program and project management across NASA.
1/1/134 minutes, 55 seconds
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 116: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 2

NASA Technicians Scott Bartram, Eric Bentley, Maria Salinas, and Phil Steele discuss their hands-on work on a variety of projects and technologies.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 115: NASA Trade and Technical Professionals, Part 1

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Engineering Technicians Jason Nelson, Kyle Whitfield, and Alex Zamora discuss their essential contributions to NASA missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 114: Last Stop Before Retirement

NASA Langley Research Center Retired Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell discusses highlights of his 60-year NASA career and the future of the agency.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 113: OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Preparation

OSIRIS-REx Mission Systems Engineer Ron Mink discusses preparation for the return of the United States' first asteroid sample from space to Earth.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 112: TechLeap Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge

NASA TechLeap Nighttime Precision Landing Challenge Manager Greg Peters discusses the lunar landing challenge.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 111: Flight Opportunities

NASA Flight Opportunities Program Manager Danielle McCulloch discusses rapid demonstration of technologies and capabilities for NASA missions and commercial spaceflight.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 110: APPEL Knowledge Services

NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director Tiffany Smith discusses knowledge sharing and learning and development.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 109: NASA Engineering and Safety Center

NASA Engineering and Safety Center Director Tim Wilson discusses the NESC's contributions to NASA mission success.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 108: Underwater Training for Astronauts

NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Critical Systems Engineer Jim Sarafin discusses training astronauts for spacewalks.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 107: Perovskite Solar Cells

NASA Research Electrical Engineer Lyndsey McMillon-Brown discusses development of perovskite solar cell technology for Moon and Mars exploration.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 106: Surface Water and Ocean Topography

Surface Water and Ocean Topography Project Manager Parag Vaze discusses the first global survey of Earth's surface water.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 40, Technical Storytelling, Part One

Storytelling Strategist Johel Brown-Grant with the U.S. State Department discusses organizational benefits of technical storytelling.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 7, Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour

Mike Ciannilli, the agency’s manager of the Apollo, Challenger, Columbia Lessons Learned Program, previews the Space Shuttle Columbia National Tour.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 103: Legacy of Inspiration

NASA Human Spaceflight Historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal discusses how careers for women have changed over the past 50 years as the workforce has become more diverse.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 26, NASA IV&V

NASA Independent Verification and Validation Program Director Greg Blaney discusses the impact of IV&V on high-profile NASA missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 69, Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe Mission Scientist Adam Szabo discusses NASA's journey to the Sun.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 68, Lessons Learned Information System

NASA Lessons Learned Program Manager Michael Bell discusses the agency's Lessons Learned Information System.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 14, Apollo Lunar Landing Training

Lisa Jones, NASA Landing and Impact Research Facility Manager, discusses the facility where the Apollo astronauts trained for the lunar landing.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 80, Engineering Best Practices – Part 3

NASA Space Launch System Chief Engineer John Blevins discusses the rigorous engineering of the world's most powerful rocket.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 90, Effects of Space Radiation

NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Robin Elgart discusses research aimed at reducing radiation health risks.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 48, Mars Landing Retropropulsion Simulation

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 88, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flights

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot Håvard Grip discusses the rotorcraft's history-making flights on the Red Planet.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 57, Shuttle Program Closeout Complexities

NASA's Johnny Nguyen discusses insight gained through closeout of the Space Shuttle Program.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 78, Engineering Best Practices – Part 1

NASA Chief Engineer Ralph Roe discusses engineering best practices.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 58, SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Project Scientist Naseem Rangwala discusses the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 86, Astrobiology Research Coordination Networks

NASA Astrobiology Program Senior Scientist Mary Voytek discusses Research Coordination Networks.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 76, DAVINCI

NASA's Mike Sekerak discusses the DAVINCI mission to Venus.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 12, Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities

Brent Cobleigh, NASA Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities Project Manager, discusses new technologies that could transform air travel.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 59, Spacecraft Window Design

NASA Spacecraft Window Design Expert Lynda Estes discusses the evolution of windows that give humans a unique view into space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 45, Digital Transformation

NASA Digital Transformation Officer Jill Marlowe discusses the agency’s digital transformation strategy and approach.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 39, Plum Brook Station

Plum Brook Station Director David Stringer discusses world-unique test facilities at the NASA station in Ohio.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 85, Moon to Mars Habitation

NASA's Tiffany Nickens discusses habitats being developed for living on the lunar surface and traveling to Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 41, Technical Storytelling, Part Two

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 66, Convergent Aeronautics Solutions

NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project Manager Keith Wichman discusses mapping problems and solutions to transform aviation.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 74, Solar Sails

NASA's Les Johnson discusses solar sail propulsion and the upcoming Near-Earth Asteroid Scout and Solar Cruiser missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 54, Astrophysics Pioneers Program

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 8, Engineering NASA’s Science Missions

Joe Gasbarre, NASA Science Mission Directorate Chief Engineer, discusses the engineering side of science missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 56, Model-based Systems Engineering

NASA's Terry Hill and Jessica Knizhnik discuss the agency's transition to model-based systems engineering.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 67, Quiet Supersonic Mission

NASA Low Boom Flight Demonstrator Deputy Project Manager Cathy Bahm discusses the X-59 quiet supersonic research mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 73, James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Program Director Greg Robinson discusses NASA's largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 60, Dragonfly

Dragonfly Principal Investigator Zibi Turtle discusses NASA's planned rotorcraft-lander mission to Titan.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 65, NASA Intern Experiences

NASA Intern Nick Syracuse discusses his virtual internship experiences.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 15, 20 Years of Chandra Discoveries

Chandra X-ray Observatory Project Manager Helen Cole and Project Scientist Martin Weisskopf discuss 20 years of exploring the extreme universe.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 75, Artemis Progress

NASA's Kristin Morgan discusses 2021 progress and what's ahead for the Artemis Program in 2022.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 44, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

NASA Deputy Director of Astrophysics Jeff Volosin discusses the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 1, Orion

Orion Program Manager Mark Kirasich discusses the challenges and opportunities of managing America’s next-generation spacecraft.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 17, Astronaut Training

NASA Astronaut Candidate Woody Hoburg discusses his experiences as the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class approaches the two-year mark of extensive training for space travel.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 36, Crowdsourcing Innovation

NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation Deputy Manager Steve Rader discusses driving innovation through crowdsourcing and the gig economy.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 11, Commercial Crew

Jon Cowart, a veteran space engineer, discusses NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and progress toward launching astronauts from American soil.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 79, Engineering Best Practices – Part 2

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Chief Engineer Steve Hirshorn discusses what it takes to be a successful chief engineer.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 6, Artificial Intelligence

Brian Thomas, Agency Data Scientist at NASA Headquarters, discusses artificial intelligence.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 2, Decision Velocity

An Exploration Ground Systems Program division chief, Jeremy Parsons, discusses practical ways to make quality decisions faster.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 52, Mars Perseverance Rover Science

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 10, Concurrent Engineering

The European Space Agency’s Torsten Bieler discusses how ESA uses concurrent engineering.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 22, Reflections on Columbia

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Rogers discusses the complex human elements involved in disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 43, White Sands Test Facility

White Sands Test Facility Manager Bob Cort discusses the history and capabilities of the NASA facility.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 82, NASA’s Role in Agriculture

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 104: Workplace Safety Culture

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and Associate Administrator Bob Cabana discuss the importance of a strong safety culture.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 51, Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

NASA Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Deputy Lead Shivanjli Sharma discusses the "third revolution" in aviation.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 0, Preview

APPEL Knowledge Services presents a preview of the new Small Steps, Giant Leaps podcast.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 89, The Big Dig

Boston University Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman discusses enduring lessons from the largest, most technically challenging highway project in U.S. history.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 95: Developmental Assignments

NASA's Nick Jedrich and Andrew Maynard discuss the benefits of developmental assignments.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 49, NEEMO Case Study Deconstructed

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 61, Transforming Assessment of Unsteady Aerodynamics

NASA's Nettie Roozeboom discusses a new state-of-the-art technique to measure unsteady aerodynamics using pressure-sensitive paint.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 84, NASA’s Role in Weather Research

NASA's Edward Kim and NOAA's Pam Sullivan discuss NASA's role in weather research.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 64, Space Communications and Navigation

NASA Space Communications and Navigation Chief Engineer Neil Mallik discusses how SCaN keeps the universe connected.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 87, NuSTAR

NuSTAR Principal Investigator Fiona Harrison discusses NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 33, Young Innovators

Kenny Harris, a NASA engineer named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2020, discusses his experiences as a young professional.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 29, Centennial Challenges

Monsi Roman, NASA Centennial Challenges Program Manager, discusses the agency’s flagship prizes and competition program.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 63, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta discusses the NASA mission to near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 98: Voyager

Voyager Project Manager Suzanne Dodd discusses NASA's longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft to explore interstellar space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 77, VERITAS

NASA's John Brophy discusses the VERITAS mission to Venus.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 3, Unleashing Innovation

David Miranda, innovation point of contact for the Exploration Ground Systems Program’s Operations Division, offers tips for unleashing innovation.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 50, Futuristic Space Technologies

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Executive Jason Derleth discusses visionary concepts that could transform future space missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 5, Big Data

John Sprague, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology, Data and Innovation at NASA Headquarters, discusses big data.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 71, Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 4, APPEL Knowledge Services Overview

Roger Forsgren, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and APPEL Knowledge Services Director, discusses the integration of training and knowledge sharing activities.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 13, Apollo Legacies and Lessons Learned

Award-winning journalist, space historian and author Andrew Chaikin discusses the Apollo Program, almost 50 years after the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 100: NASA’s Extraordinary Workforce

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy discusses NASA's positive impact on humanity—and the people who make it happen.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 38, Human Factors

NASA Armstrong Operations Engineering Branch Chief Kate McMurtry discusses the value of understanding the impact of human factors on mission performance.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 72, Dawn Mission

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 101: Artemis Missions

Artemis Mission Manager Mike Sarafin discusses Artemis I and NASA's increasingly complex Moon to Mars missions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 62, Laser Communications Relay Demonstration

NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Principal Investigator Dave Israel discusses the dynamic power of laser communications technologies.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 83, NASA’s Role in Climate Research

NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Kate Calvin discusses the agency's role in climate research.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 92: Evolved Structures

NASA Research Engineer Ryan McClelland discusses digital engineering technologies that are transforming classical engineering tasks and processes.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 24, TechPort

NASA TechPort’s Patrick Murphy and Ryan Miller discuss how technologists and innovators can use the tool to exchange ideas for groundbreaking solutions.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 19, Magic Inside the Orion Spacesuit

Orion Spacesuit Engineer Kirstyn Johnson discusses the internal systems of the Orion spacesuit.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 93: Circuit Theory Application to Animal Movement

The Nature Conservancy's Kim Hall discusses the use of NASA Earth observation data to map animal movement and patterns.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 20, Exploration Spacesuit Design

NASA Exploration EVA System Development Lead Jesse Buffington discusses spacesuit design for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 30, VIPER Lunar Rover

VIPER Project Manager Dan Andrews discusses the lunar rover’s upcoming mission to look for water ice on the Moon.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 47, ISS 20 – Space Station Complexity

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 27, Megatrends for Engineering Systems

Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses engineering trends and the impact of rapid technology changes.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 94: Mars Sample Return

Mars Sample Return Scientists Lindsay Hays and Meenakshi Wadhwa discuss the mission to return samples from the surface of Mars to Earth.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 46, ISS 20 - Living in Space

American Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson discusses 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 18, Orion Spacesuit Design

Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager Dustin Gohmert discusses Orion spacesuit design.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 102: Legacy of Connection

NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Rob Grant discusses the agency’s Black History Month theme: Building a Legacy of Achievement, Connection, and Knowledge.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 35, Launch America

NASA Commercial Crew Program Chief Engineers Steve Sullivan, Chris Lupo and Deborah Crane discuss the new approach for launching American astronauts to space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 70, Lucy Mission

Lucy Deputy Project Systems Engineer Mike Sekerak discusses the first space mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 99: Webb Space Telescope’s First Year

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Mission Systems Engineer Mike Menzel discusses highlights of the observatory's first year in space.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 96: Airworthiness

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Chief Engineer CJ Bixby discusses what it takes to achieve airworthiness.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 16, Ocean-Atmosphere Understanding

Kathleen McIntyre, PACE Deputy Project Manager, discusses NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 28: Interdisciplinary Interactions

Anna McGowan, NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, discusses the impact of interdisciplinary interactions on mission success.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 9, Mars Opportunity Rover Mission

Abigail Fraeman, deputy project scientist on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, discusses the Opportunity rover mission.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 23, Swamp Works

NASA Swamp Works Senior Technologist Rob Mueller discusses technologies being developed for missions to the Moon and Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 97: Mars InSight

NASA InSight Mars Lander Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt discusses the first mission dedicated to studying the deep interior of Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 81, Engineering Best Practices – Part 4

NASA Johnson Space Center Engineering Director Julie Kramer White discusses the skills required to be a top-notch engineer.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 91: OSAM-1

OSAM-1 Lead Systems Engineer Wendy Morgenstern discusses NASA's On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 mission to robotically refuel a satellite that wasn't designed to be serviced.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 53, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Engineer Bob Balaram discusses the first experimental aircraft flight on another planet.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 42, Game Changing Development Program

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 25, NASA Technology Transfer

NASA Technology Transfer Program Executive Dan Lockney discusses the transfer of innovative space and aeronautics technologies for practical, terrestrial applications.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 34, Science in the 2020s

NASA Scientist Michelle Thaller discusses anticipated discoveries and exciting missions planned during this decade.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 55, Psyche Mission

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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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 31, Commercial Lunar Payload Services

Steve Clarke, the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, discusses commercial payload delivery services to the Moon.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 21, NASA Human Research Program

NASA Human Research Program Director Bill Paloski discusses methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel to the Moon and Mars.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 37, NASA Safety Center

NASA Safety Center Director Harmony Myers discusses resources to help achieve technical excellence in safety and mission assurance.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 105: Samples from Mars

Mars Sample Return Deputy Lead Scientist Lindsay Hays discusses plans to bring the first samples of Mars material to Earth.
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Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 32, Europa Clipper

Europa Clipper Project System Engineer Jennifer Dooley discusses NASA’s outer planets flagship mission.
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