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Tag: Human Spaceflight

Chris Impey: Our Future in Space

This Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture features Dr. Chris Impey from the University of Arizona. He reviews humanity’s amazing achievements until today and outlines our future in space. Decades after we last set foot on the Moon, and several years after the Space Shuttle was retired, space activity is finally leaving the doldrums. Permanent bases on …

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SpaceVids: Launch of Manned China Mission with Shenzhou 11 to Tiangong-2

China have successfully launched their 6th manned spaceflight mission – Shenzhou 11. Liftoff occurred at 23:30 UTC, October 16th 2016, from the Jiuquan launch site in China. The Shenzhou 11 crew capsule will bring two Chinese astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong to the Tiangong-2 space laboratory which launched last month, September 15th. Tiangong-2 like …

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TED-Ed: Could we survive prolonged space travel?

Prolonged space travel plays a severe toll on the human body: microgravity impairs muscle and bone growth, and high doses of radiation cause irreversible mutations. As we seriously consider the human species becoming space-faring, a big question stands: even if we do break free from Earth’s orbit, can we adapt to the extreme environments of …

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TED Ed: Could human civilization spread across the whole galaxy?

Could human civilization eventually spread across the whole Milky Way galaxy? Could we move beyond our small, blue planet to establish colonies in the multitude of star systems out there? These questions are pretty daunting, but their (theoretical) answers were actually put forth decades ago. Roey Tzezana describes the conceptual von Neumann machine.  

NASA VR/360 Astronaut Training: Space Walk

NASA has created a 360 degree video showing how life is for an astronaut training for spacewalks – in case they were lucky enough to ever be sent to the International Space Station. The clip is recorded at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas, and shows how it is for the astronauts, both …

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Milken Institute: Expanding Our Frontiers: How Manned Spaceflight Can Change Your Future

As unmanned missions such as landing on a comet and exploring Mars inspire wonder and demonstrate what science can do, interest in the prospect of human space flight continues to rise. However, the U.S. collaboration with Russia on the International Space Station is nearing its end. How people will travel through space in the future …

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TED: Angelo Vermeulen | How to go to space, without having to go to space

“We will start inhabiting outer space,” says NASA crew commander Angelo Vermeulen. “It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it’s going to happen.” In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space … and …

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NASA: NASA 360 | The Future of Human Space Exploration

NASA is entering an extraordinary new era of human spaceflight as we begin looking toward a future that includes visiting asteroids, deep space and the surface of the red planet. Please join NASA 360 for The Future of Human Space Exploration.  

Cameron Smith: Interstellar Voyaging — An Evolutionary Transition

Dr. Cameron Smith (Portland State University) delivers the third lecture of the 2014/15 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Held at Perimeter Institute and webcast live worldwide on Dec 3., 2014, Smith’s lecture explores the biological and cultural challenges associated with multigenerational interstellar space travel.  

NASA Celebrates Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America’s next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars. Here follows a couple of documentary videos of actual footage taken of the Apollo 11 mission.   Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Resource Reel Mission Video shown is …

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ESA: Understanding muscle loss

Molecular medicine scientist Nathaniel J. Szewczyk talks about research with worms on the International Space Station. Scientists are trying to find out which cellular signals are sensitive to gravity to combat unwanted changes in our cardiovascular system, bones, muscles and nervous system. Researching these changes offers clues on how to reverse aging for people on …

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NASA X: Power & Propulsion

Published on Nov 13, 2013 NASA’s Game Changing Development Program is developing new batteries, fuel cells and solar electric propulsion systems to move man and machine through space.  

NASA: Dream Chaser to launch in 2016

A Nasa press conference on the The Dream Chaser program. It is designed to carry up to seven people to and from low Earth orbit. The vehicle will launch vertically on an Atlas V rocket and land horizontally automatically on conventional runways.  

Dava J. Newman: Smart Suits to Enable Astronaut Exploration of Mars

Scan-Model-Innovate-Make-Explore! This talk by Dava J. Newman presents advanced spacesuit concepts for human exploration of Mars as well as how these smart technologies can be used here on earth to enable enhanced locomotion. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard is Harvard’s institute for advanced study in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Today, the Radcliffe Institute is …

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NASA: The Path Toward Humans to Mars

Ahead of the launch of the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, NASA’s associate administrators for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with NASA’s chief scientist, discuss the progress NASA is making to send humans to Mars.

NASA: Removing the Barriers to Deep Space Exploration

This discussion on the topic “Removing the Barriers to Deep Space Exploration” is a presentation by NASA’s Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Bill Gerstenmaier in which he convenes a panel discussion to consider the challenges facing the U.S. space exploration program. NASA’s future Orion crewed spacecraft and the Space Launch System which will …

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NASA: Cygnus Mission Previewed

During this news conference from Wallops Flight Facility NASA previewed the launch and mission of Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus spacecraft is an unmanned resupply spacecraft being developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) …

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Virgin Galactic releases footage from supersonic flight

With a successful test flight, Virgin Galactic has released footage from a camera on its x-prize spaceship’s tail.

Steven Squyres: The Future of Planetary Exploration

The University of California presents this talk from 2011 by Steven Squyres who is a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. He has participated in a number of NASA’s planetary spaceflight missions, including the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn, the Magellan mission to Venus, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, and the Mars Exploration …

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Charles Kennel: The Future of Human Space Exploration

The University of California presents this talk from August 8th, 2013, by Charles Kennel, who is a Former Scripps Institution of Oceanography director and chair of the National Academy’s Space Science Board, reviews what NASA’s space program has accomplished, what it is doing now, and what the future holds for human space exploration.

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