Small Steps, Giant Leaps

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Small Steps, Giant Leaps audio podcast episodes

  • 21 minutes 8 seconds
    Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 129: Accelerating Discoveries with Open Science
    In this episode, Dr. Chelle Gentemann, Open Science Program Scientist for the Office of the Chief Science Data Officer, explains NASA’s initiative to make science more collaborative, accessible, and inclusive. Known as Transform to Open Science, or TOPS, the program encourages increased access to research and data.
    8 May 2024, 1:53 pm
  • 26 minutes 9 seconds
    Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 128: Engineering Inflatable Structures for Space
    How inflatable habitats moved from concept papers to the International Space Station, and what NASA is doing to eventually put one on the Moon.
    24 April 2024, 12:02 pm
  • 34 minutes 55 seconds
    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.
    3 April 2024, 9:58 am
  • 24 minutes 7 seconds
    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.
    20 March 2024, 10:36 am
  • 27 minutes 14 seconds
    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.
    6 March 2024, 1:42 pm
  • 24 minutes 47 seconds
    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.
    21 February 2024, 10:54 am
  • 24 minutes 43 seconds
    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.
    7 February 2024, 1:27 pm
  • 23 minutes 17 seconds
    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.
    24 January 2024, 4:00 am
  • 22 minutes 51 seconds
    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.
    13 December 2023, 1:44 pm
  • 23 minutes
    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.
    30 November 2023, 10:40 am
  • 23 minutes 42 seconds
    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.
    18 October 2023, 1:09 pm
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