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Small Steps, Giant Leaps

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

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Episode 127Apr 3, 2024

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.

Episode 126Mar 20, 2024

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.

Episode 125Mar 6, 2024

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.

Episode 124Feb 21, 2024

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.