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Tag: Space Exploration

Gresham College: The Next Big Questions in Astronomy

For each exciting advance or discovery that takes place in Astronomy, other just as important questions either arise or remain unanswered. What will the near future bring? Exciting space missions, satellites and telescopes – and the fundamental scientific challenges they are designed to tackle. Carolin Susan Crawford is a British communicator of science, astrophysicist researcher, …

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Gresham College: A Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons

The ‘curious and ingenious’ men who met at Gresham College and founded the Royal Society were fascinated by the Sun and Planets; the ‘fixed stars’ were a distant mystery to them. Over succeeding centuries, cosmic horizons have expanded – largely thanks to ever more powerful instruments. So has our understanding – though each advance brings …

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ESA: Telerobotics Part 2 – Meteron

In preparation for his 10-day Iriss mission to the International Space Station in September this year, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is at ESA’s technical centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, visiting the Telerobotics and Haptics Laboratory. In this second part of his video diary, Andreas meets Bill Carey to talk about the Meteron project. Andreas …

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NASA Glenn Research Center: Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare

What would a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan look like? This video shows one submarine concept that would explore both the shoreline and the depths of this strange world that has methane rain, rivers and seas! The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by …

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ESA: Destination the Moon | The past, present and future of Moon exploration

This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to ESA’s vision of what Lunar exploration could be. Why is the Moon important for science? What resources does the Moon have? Is there water? Why should we go back and how will we do it? …

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NASA: Professor Stephen Hawking on Space Exploration

Every 90 minutes, the ISS circles planet Earth as humanity’s first permanent home away from home in space. The space station is developing the technologies and techniques necessary to allow humanity to move outward into the solar system. At the same time, research being conducted on the orbiting outpost is benefiting humanity here on Earth …

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Mike Brown: The Exploration of the Outer Solar System

Published on Mar 3, 2014 Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. Talk held at Caltech: California Institute of Technology.  

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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