Robotic Exploration of Space

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Robotic Exploration of Space

NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about searching for life in the oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

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February 6th, 2018 is the launch date for Falcon Heavy, the most powerful U.S. rocket since the early 1970s!

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On August 5, 2012, NASA will land its latest robotic exploration craft, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, in the Gale Crater on the surface of Mars. This video shows how they plan to do it.

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Learn how to operate Canadarm2 on board the International Space Station by watching astronaut Chris Hadfield use it to capture and dock a SpaceX Dragon capsule on March 3, 2013. (2:57)

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November 2, 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the first crew living on the International Space Station. For the last fifteen years, there has always been at least two people living in space!

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Ever forgotten something at home but didn’t have enough time to go back and pick it up? Well have you thought of travelling through a worm hole? Or better yet, travel back in time and make sure you don’t forget it!

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Is there life on other planets? In other galaxies? Here is a hip hop introduction to these scientific questions!

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How do you test a giant parachute designed to land a rover on Mars? This NASA test involved a helicopter, a one-kilometer-long rope, and a rocket sled!

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How do you slow test technologies to slow down spacecraft before they land on Mars? NASA created an “outdoor wind tunnel” in the desert to test their ideas.

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How shuttles launch into space.

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