We’ve taken giant leaps and left our mark in the heavens. Now we’re building the next chapter, returning to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. We are NASA – and after 60 years, we’re just getting started. Special thanks to Mike Rowe for the voiceover work. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0508_We%20Are%20NASA.html
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We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how. Special thanks to William Shatner for lending his voice to this project. About NASA's Moon to Mars plans: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/moon2mars/ Credit: NASA This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0514_WeAreGoing.html
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NASA Television shares this inspiring production by Italian videomaker, Giacomo Sardelli, about the International Space Station, its inhabitants, and its role in space exploration. Sardelli writes of the video, "I'm not the first one to use NASA's pictures taken from the International Space Station to craft a Timelapse video. You can find many of them on the Internet, that's where my inspiration came from. What I wanted to do, though, was to look beyond the intrinsic beauty of those pictures, and use them to tell a story and share the messages sent by the astronauts who worked on the station in the last 11 years."
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Behold, the Earth! See live views of Earth from the International Space Station coming to you by NASA's High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. If you are seeing a black image, the Space Station is on the night side of the Earth. If you are seeing an image with text displayed, the communications are switching between satellites and camera feeds are temporarily unavailable. Between camera switches, a black & gray slate will also briefly appear. The experiment was activated on April 30, 2014 and is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the Earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit: https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ESRS/HDEV/ Please note: The HDEV cycling of the cameras will sometimes be halted, causing the video to only show select camera feeds. This is handled by the HDEV team, and is only scheduled on a temporary basis. Nominal video will resume once the team has finished their scheduled event.
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SpaceX tested its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) which simulated an emergency abort from a test stand on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. The ability to abort from a launch or pad emergency, and safely carry crew members out of harm's way, is a critical element for NASA's next generation of crewed spacecraft. SpaceX will perform the test under its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with NASA, but can use the data gathered during the development flight as it continues on the path to certification. Under a separate Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract, NASA's CCP will certify SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, Falcon 9 rocket and ground and mission operations systems to fly crews to and from the International Space Station.
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Watch as NASA tests a new parachute for landing the Mars 2020 rover on the Red Planet. On Sept. 7, NASA’s ASPIRE project broke a record when its rocket-launched parachute deployed in 4-10ths of a second—the fastest inflation of this size chute in history: https://go.nasa.gov/2Ro4eAL
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This system is used to reduce extreme heat and energy generated by a rocket launch.🚀 On Oct. 15, 2018, the Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B was tested, sending water about 100 feet in the air. The test is part of preparation for launching our Space Launch System rocket on Exploration Mission-1 and subsequent missions. Modifications were made to the pad after a previous wet flow test, increasing the performance of the system. During launch, this water deluge system will release approximately 450,000 gallons of water across the mobile launcher and Flame Deflector. Credit: NASA Kennedy Space Center
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Fifty years ago, Apollo 10 launched from Cape Kennedy on May 18, 1969. The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the Moon. The crew members were Commander Thomas Stafford, Command Module Pilot John Young and Lunar Module Pilot Eugene Cernan. Objectives included a scheduled eight-hour lunar orbit of the separated lunar module, or LM, and descent to about nine miles off the moon's surface before ascending for rendezvous and docking with the command and service module, or CSM, in about a 70-mile circular lunar orbit. Pertinent data to be gathered in this landing rehearsal dealt with the lunar potential, or gravitational effect, to refine the Earth-based crewed spaceflight network tracking techniques, and to check out LM programmed trajectories and radar, and lunar flight control systems. Twelve television transmissions to Earth were planned. All mission objectives were achieved.
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This visualization tracks the trajectory of the Voyager 1 spacecraft through the solar system. Launched on September 5, 1977, it was one of two spacecraft sent to visit the giant planets of the outer solar system. Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter and Saturn before being directed out of the solar system. To fit the 40 year history of the mission into a short visualization, the pacing of time accelerates through most of the movie, starting at about 5 days per second at the beginning and speeding up to about 11 months per second after the planet flybys are past. The termination shock and heliopause are the 'boundaries' created when the plasma between the stars interacts with the plasma flowing outward from the Sun. They are represented with simple grid models and oriented so their 'nose' is pointed in the direction (Right Ascension = 17h 24m, declination = 17 degrees south) represented by more recent measurements from other missions. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4139 Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
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The Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun, traveling directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from the surface. Read the story: https://go.nasa.gov/2KEExYZ NASA launch schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2JfklMB The Sun contains 99.8 of the mass in our solar system. Its gravitational pull is what keeps everything here, from tiny Mercury to the gas giants to the Oort Cloud, 186 billion miles away. But even though the Sun has such a powerful pull, it's surprisingly hard to actually go to the Sun: It takes 55 times more energy to go to the Sun than it does to go to Mars. Why is it so difficult? The answer lies in the same fact that keeps Earth from plunging into the Sun: Our planet is traveling very fast - about 67,000 miles per hour - almost entirely sideways relative to the Sun. The only way to get to the Sun is to cancel that sideways motion. Since Parker Solar Probe will skim through the Sun's atmosphere, it only needs to drop 53,000 miles per hour of sideways motion to reach its destination, but that's no easy feat. In addition to using a powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy, Parker Solar Probe will perform seven Venus gravity assists over its seven-year mission to shed sideways speed into Venus' well of orbital energy. These gravity assists will draw Parker Solar Probe's orbit closer to the Sun for a record approach of just 3.83 million miles from the Sun's visible surface on the final orbits. Though it's shedding sideways speed to get closer to the Sun, Parker Solar Probe will pick up overall speed, bolstered by Sun's extreme gravity - so it will also break the record for the fastest-ever human-made objects, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour on its final orbits. Music: Percs and Pizz from Killer Tracks. Credit: NASA's Godddard Space flight Center
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe is heading to the Sun.Thermal Protection System Engineer Betsy Congdon (Johns Hopkins APL) outlines why Parker can take the heat. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2O7YKsK | NASA launch schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2JfklMB Music credit: Cheeky Chappy [Main Track] by Jimmy Kaleth, Ross Andrew McLean Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer/Lead Editor Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Lead Videographer Betsy Congdon (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Lead Engineer Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Narrator Genna Duberstein (USRA): Writer Steve Gribben (Johns Hopkins University/APL ): Animator Brian Monroe (USRA): Animator Josh Masters (USRA): Animator Michael Lentz (USRA): Animator Genna Duberstein (USRA): Animator Mary P. Hrybyk-Keith (TRAX International Corporation): Illustrator This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12867
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This visualization tracks the trajectory of the Voyager 2 spacecraft through the solar system. Launched on August 20, 1977, it was one of two spacecraft sent to visit the giant planets of the outer solar system. Like Voyager 1, Voyager 2 flew by Jupiter and Saturn, but the Voyager 2 mission was extended to fly by Uranus and Neptune before being directed out of the solar system. To fit the 40 year history of the mission into a short visualization, the pacing of time accelerates through most of the movie, starting at about 5 days per second at the beginning and speeding up to about 11 months per second after the planet flybys are past. The termination shock and heliopause are the 'boundaries' created when the plasma between the stars interacts with the plasma flowing outward from the Sun. They are represented with simple grid models and oriented so their 'nose' is pointed in the direction (Right Ascension = 17h 24m, declination = 17 degrees south) represented by more recent measurements from other missions. Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4140
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Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Join the Psyche team to explore why this mission was selected for NASA’s Discovery Program, how we’ll get to the asteroid, what we hope to learn from Psyche, and the importance of scientific discovery. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State Univ./Peter Rubin/SSL
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The Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. News Release: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-finds-ancient-organic-material-mysterious-methane-on-mars Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Dan Gallagher Graphics from the NASA-TV broadcast of this discovery are available at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12967 Music provided by Killer Tracks: "Crystalline" by Enrico Cacace & Manuel Bandettini, "Based On True Events" by Eric Chevalier, "Mirrored Cubes" by Laurent Dury, "Lost In The Sky" by Matthews Samar
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NASA announces the first partnership of its kind with MAXAR Technologies to power the future lunar orbiting station. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/moontomars News release: https://go.nasa.gov/2M6HyqU Credit: NASA Music: “One Big Step” through Premiumbeat.com This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0524_Powering%20Our%20Return%20to%20the%20Moon.html
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Science gets scaled up with the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video from the International Space Station. Get closer to the in-space experience and see how the international partnership-powered human spaceflight is improving lives on Earth, while enabling humanity to explore the universe. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2zgPY5o Special thanks to the European Space Agency, the ISS National Lab, and astronauts Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel. Download this video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-First-8K-Video-from-Space.html Featured investigations and facilities: 0:01, 2:36 BEST seeks to advance use of sequencing DNA and RNA in space. https://go.nasa.gov/2tNntKu 0:13 The Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) is a cold storage unit that maintains experiment samples at ultra-cold temperatures throughout a mission. https://go.nasa.gov/2RkJAl5 0:21 The Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), a recent addition to the space station, is the largest growth chamber aboard the orbiting laboratory. https://go.nasa.gov/2JCi8vV 0:33 Canadarm2 is part of Canada's contribution to the space station. This 17-metre-long robotic arm was extensively involved in the assembly of the orbiting laboratory. https://go.nasa.gov/2ReaU42 0:41 Crew Earth Observations record how the planet is changing over time, from human-caused changes like urban growth and reservoir construction, to natural dynamic events such as hurricanes, floods and volcanic eruptions. https://go.nasa.gov/2KLFAaq 0:49 The Light Microscopy Module (LMM) is a modified commercial, highly flexible, state-of-the-art light imaging microscope facility that provides researchers with powerful diagnostic hardware and software onboard the space station. https://go.nasa.gov/2RfdYwS 0:53 ACE-T-2 looks at the assembly of complex structures from micron-scale colloidal particles interacting via tunable attractive interactions. https://go.nasa.gov/2Re2ppS 0:57 Plant Habitat-1 comprehensively compares differences in genetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, and gravity sensing between plants grown in space and on Earth. https://go.nasa.gov/2MdDBfc 1:05 The Cupola provides an observation and work area for the International Space Station crew that gives visibility to support the control of the station’s robotic arms, and a beautiful view of the Earth, celestial objects and visiting vehicles. https://go.nasa.gov/2CRsxCT 1:14 Atomization observes the disintegration processes of low-speed water jets under various conditions to improve spray combustion processes inside rocket and jet engines. https://go.nasa.gov/2RkKrlN 1:30 BCAT-CS focuses on the study of forces between particles that cluster together by studying sediments of quartz and clay particles. https://go.nasa.gov/2p6WBSV 1:38 Functional Immune analyzes blood and saliva samples to determine the changes taking place in crew members’ immune systems during flight. https://go.nasa.gov/2RfUMz1 2:03 Life Support Rack (LSR) is a technology demonstrator for closed loop air revitalization. https://go.nasa.gov/2Rdfi3C 2:15 The Japanese Experiment Module Airlock is used to deliver science experiments to external platforms, and prepare small satellites for deployment from station. https://go.nasa.gov/2RdcBik 2:23 SPHERES Tether Slosh combines fluid dynamics equipment with robotic capabilities aboard the space station to investigate automated strategies for steering passive cargo that contain fluids. https://go.nasa.gov/2RfQPdQ Follow updates on the science conducted aboard the space station on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iss_research For more information on how you can conduct your research in microgravity, visit https://go.nasa.gov/2q84LJj
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Astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon during Apollo 16 and commanded the first space shuttle mission, has passed away at the age of 87. He is the only person to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and was the first to fly into space six times -- or seven times, when counting his liftoff from the Moon during Apollo 16. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0106_Remembering%20NASA%20Astronaut%20John%20Young,%201930-2018.html
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50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back together. A challenging rendezvous and docking proved the abilities of the hardware. This historic mission launched on March 3, 1969 as an engineering mission and paved the way for future Apollo missions. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0301_Celebrating%2050%20Years%20of%20Apollo%209%20-%20A%20Hell%20of%20a%20Ride.html
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When NASA’s InSight descends to the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018, it's guaranteed to be a white-knuckle event. Rob Manning, chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains the critical steps that must happen in perfect sequence to get the robotic lander safely to the surface. Download this video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-JPL-20181031-INSIGHf-0001-InSight%20Landing%20on%20Mars.html
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Actor William Shatner narrates this thrilling video about NASA's Curiosity rover, from its entry and descent through the Martian atmosphere to its landing and exploration of the Red Planet in NASA's hardest planetary science mission to date.
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This is NASA's 2018 'To Do' list. The work we do, which will continue in 2018, helps the United States maintain its world leadership in space exploration and scientific discovery. Launches, discoveries and more exploration await in the year ahead. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: images-assets.nasa.gov/video/NHQ_2017_1219_NASA 2018 TO DO LIST_FINAL/NHQ_2017_1219_NASA 2018 TO DO LIST_FINAL~orig.mp4
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How are stars and planets born? What happens to its planets when a star dies? At our Exoplanets website, come along on an epic interstellar journey, billions of years long, through the life and death of a planetary system: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/life-and-death/intro/
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A new supercomputer model could help astronomers find spiraling, merging systems of two supermassive black holes. These mergers happen often in the universe, but are hard to see. Watch as the simulation reveals the merger's brighter, more variable X-rays. https://go.nasa.gov/2OsaMAs Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Music: "Games Show Sphere 01" from Killer Tracks This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13043
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50 years ago, three NASA astronauts embarked on a journey that would take them “Round the moon and back”. The Apollo 8 mission proved the performance of the command and service module. This historic mission launched on December 21, 1968 to demonstrate a lunar trajectory and was the first crewed launch of the Saturn V rocket. On Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were the first humans to orbit the Moon and the first to see an Earthrise above its surface. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_1221_Apollo%208%20-%20Around%20The%20Moon%20and%20Back.html
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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, we prepare to take the next giant leap, with sustainable lunar missions that pave the way for eventual journeys beyond. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0205_Celebrating_Apollo_as_We_Push_Forward_to_the_Moon.html
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After undocking from the International Space Station at 2:32 a.m. EST on Friday, March 8, the SpaceX Crew Dragon completed a deorbit burn to reenter Earth's atmosphere, deployed parachutes and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean at 8:45 a.m. EST. These are the final milestones of the Demo-1 flight test, in which SpaceX demonstrated systems which will be used to carry astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon to the space station.
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In 2019, NASA is once again preparing for human missions to the Moon. We're keeping the promise by developing new systems and spacecraft, making innovations in flight and technology, living and doing science on the International Space Station, and delivering images and discoveries from our home planet, our solar system and beyond. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0201_NASA_2019_-_Keeping_the_Promise.html
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On April 24, 2019, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 29th year in orbit by premiering a never-before-seen view of the Southern Crab Nebula. Even after all these years, Hubble continues to uncover the mysteries of the universe. These are a few science achievements from Hubble’s latest year in orbit. Learn more about Hubble at https://www.nasa.gov/hubble
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NASA is going to the Moon and on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. Working with U.S. companies and international partners, NASA will push the boundaries of human exploration forward to the Moon. NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade to uncover new scientific discoveries and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy. A key component of establishing the first permanent American presence and infrastructure on and around the Moon is the Gateway, a lunar orbiting platform to host astronauts farther from Earth than ever before. On the Gateway, America and its partners will prepare to transit deep space, testing new technologies and systems as we build the infrastructure to support missions to the surface of the Moon and prepare for the epochal mission to Mars. NASA also will study the effects of the deep space environment of the Gateway, learning how living organisms react to the radiation and microgravity of a deep space environment over long periods. Right now, NASA is taking steps to begin this next era of exploration. #Moon2Mars Learn more at: https://www.nasa.gov/moontomars This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0311_Humans%20Explore%20Farther%E2%94%83Go%20Forward.html
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An update on our mission to the Sun, preparations continue for Orion’s upcoming flight test, and a science chat about two upcoming out-of-this-world encounters … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_1109_Parker%20Solar%20Probe%20%E2%80%9CA-okay%E2%80%9D%20After%20Close%20Solar%20Approach%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]%20%E2%80%93%20November%209,%202018.html
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After 9 years in space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with trillions of hidden planets, NASA is ending the Kepler space telescope’s science operations. Kepler discovered over 2,600 planets, some of which could be promising places for life. https://go.nasa.gov/2P2umV1
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Can you spot the sharp-angled, rectangular iceberg? This footage (partially sped up) is from an Oct. 16, 2018 flight over the northern Antarctic Peninsula by our Operation IceBridge DC-8 aircraft. Mission Scientist John Sonntag provides commentary. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2JdEy71 Operation IceBridge is NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice. During the survey, designed to assess changes in the ice height of several glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B and C embayments, IceBridge senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck saw a very sharp-angled, tabular iceberg floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf. A photo of the iceberg (seen at right) was widely shared after it was posted on social media.
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Mackenzie Davis and Sebastian Stan, stars of 20th Century Fox's Film "The Martian", got a tour from Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa. News media followed the tour taking a peek at what NASA's "Real Martians" are working on. For more videos of the visit: Space Station Crew Members Talk to Cast of The Martian https://youtu.be/hD4WX-X0hBc "The Martian" Visits JSC https://youtu.be/edUI6xqFTMM
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On October 11th, 1968, just 15 months from President Kennedy’s deadline for a moon landing, NASA launched its first Apollo crew into space. Apollo 7’s Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham spent 11 days in low Earth orbit, thoroughly testing the Apollo Command and Service Module’s systems. The crew also won an Emmy for the first live television broadcasts from an American spacecraft. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_1011_Apollo%2050th%20-%20First%20Crew%20Launches%20on%20Apollo%207.html
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NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, including the final severing of the bridle cords and flyaway maneuver of the rocket backpack.
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New Horizons spots its next flyby target, Administrator Bridenstine visits our west coast facilities, and using data from space to fight a life-threatening disease … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0831_New%20Horizons%20Detects%20Next%20Flyby%20Target%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]%20%E2%80%93%20August%2031,%202018.html
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On behalf of the President, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to accelerate the agency’s lunar exploration plans during a National Space Council meeting held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, March 26. Administrator Bridenstine said NASA accepts the challenge to land humans on the Moon in 2024. For more information, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/moontomars. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0326_NASA%20Aims%20to%20Land%20Astronauts%20Back%20on%20Moon%20in%205%20Years.html
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A NASA's Mars Curiosity rover team member gives an update on developments and status of the planetary exploration mission. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft delivered Curiosity to its target area on Mars at 1:31:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, which includes the 13.8 minutes needed for confirmation of the touchdown to be radioed to Earth at the speed of light. The rover will conduct a nearly two-year prime mission to investigate whether the Gale Crater region of Mars ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life.
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Dr. James Bridges, aeronautics researcher at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, describes how chevrons, one of the most recent noise-reducing technologies shepherded through the research process by NASA, is making commercial jet engines quieter.
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Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and crewmates Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 8. STS-135 is the final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. The 12-day mission will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and spare parts to sustain space station operations after the shuttles are retired. STS-135 is the 135th shuttle flight, the 33rd flight for Atlantis and the 37th shuttle mission dedicated to station assembly and maintenance,
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3.. 2.. 1.. liftoff! On Thursday, March 14, 2019, three new Expedition 59 crew members launched aboard a Soyuz to the International Space Station, where they'll live and work for the next six-and-a-half months. The Soyuz arrived safely in orbit ahead of docking with the station at 9:07 p.m. EDT. On board are NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos.
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The new Cold Atom Lab (CAL) facility is among the cargo launching to the International Space Station on the Orbital ATK CRS-9 mission. The Cold Atom Lab could help answer some big questions in modern physics. CAL produces clouds of atoms that are ten billion times colder than deep space. The facility uses lasers and magnetic forces to freeze the atoms until they are almost motionless. In the microgravity environment on the space station, it’s possible to observe these ultra-cold atoms for much longer in than what’s possible on the ground. The research done using CAL could potentially lead to a number of improved technologies, including sensors, quantum computers and atomic clocks used in spacecraft navigation. Read more at: https://coldatomlab.jpl.nasa.gov/
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NASA remembers Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the Moon in 1969, commanded the second Skylab crew in 1973 and went on in retirement to paint the remarkable worlds and sights he had seen like no other artist. Learn more about his life at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/alan-bean Download this video at https://images.nasa.gov/details-Remembering%20Astronaut%20Alan%20Bean%20(UPDATE_02).html
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission launched Aug. 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission will be the first to fly directly through the Sun’s corona – the hazardous region of intense heat and solar radiation in the Sun’s atmosphere that is visible during an eclipse. It will gather data that could help answer questions about solar physics that have puzzled scientists for decades. Gathering information about fundamental processes near the Sun can help improve our understanding of how our solar system’s star changes the space environment, where space weather can affect astronauts, interfere with satellite orbits, or damage spacecraft electronics. This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0812_Parker%20Solar%20Probe%20Mission%20Launches%20to%20Touch%20the%20Sun%20-.html
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