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(Created on 15/03/2016)

 

 

  • Who is Elon Musk? - 28 September 2018
    "He runs a space exploration company and a futuristic car business, plays with flamethrowers and intervenes in foreign emergencies.
    He also has beef with Jeremy Clarkson.
    Who on Earth is Elon Musk?

    (BBC)



  • FTL - Written and directed by Adam Stern
    "A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible."

    (YouTube)



  • How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun - Videos - 12 August 2018
    "NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will fly through the punishing heat of the sun’s outer atmosphere."

    (thekidshouldseethis.com)

 

  • Astrobee: NASA's Newest Robot for the International Space Station
    "The International Space Station will soon be getting some new robot occupants: Astrobee is a robotic cube packed with sensors, cameras, computers, and a propulsion system. It’s designed to help astronauts around the ISS with a variety of tasks."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Meet the future face of space travel - 5 March 2018
    "Celena Dopart has one of the most exciting jobs in the world ‒ and what she does at Boeing is paving the way for the next generation of astronauts"

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

  • Go Inside the International Space Station with Google Street View - 19 July 2017
    "The International Space Station is a marvel of modern science and engineering. Astronauts have occupied the pressurized modules for over 16 years, and now you can explore their work and living spaces in Google Street View. From the research, to the "orbital outhouse" to the inspirational views back down to Earth from the cupola, take a look at the images here: google.com/streetview."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

  • Film, Television and Video History of NASA
    "In 1958 NASA's top management T. Keith Glennan and Hugh L. Dryden used a film presentation to introduce the new agency to former employees of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics). Since that day visual communication has been a key element in telling the NASA story to the world."

    (YouTube)

 

  • The Science Report: European Space Agency Moving Forward With ‘Moon Village' - VIDEO - 16 May 2016
    "A permanent base could be built on the Moon in 20 years according to the European Space Agency.
    The Moon base is considered a way to possible human flights to Mars."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Chasing a comet through space - Article + Video
    "Experience the excitement at discovering the mysteries of space science...

    Would you dedicate 10 years to a space mission?"
    (BBC)

  • The Science Report: Search for Life in the Universe - VIDEO - 2 May 2016
    "Is there anybody out there? That is among humanity’s oldest questions.
    Now, scientists and a few billionaires are putting their minds and money together to support a project to answer that question."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • The Science Report: Kelly and Kornienko Land on Solid Ground - VIDEO - 21 March 2016
    "American Scott Kelly and Russian Mikhail Kornienko spent a record 340 days in space.
    It is the longest time humans have stayed in the International Space Station.
    NASA is using observations on humans from this trip for its Journey to Mars program."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Expedition 46 Lands Safely to complete One Year Mission
    "Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos landed safely in Kazakhstan on March 2. The landing wrapped up a 340 day mission aboard the International Space Station for Kelly and Kornienko, during which they gathered valuable biomedical data on the long duration effects of weightlessness on the human body that will be used to formulate a human mission to Mars."

    (YouTube)

 

 

  • Space - an intro for kids (1/4)
    "A general introduction to the topic of space, for young children. Part 1 of 4. Topics in this installment include rockets, astronauts, what Earth looks like from space, features of space (lack of gravity, air, and heat), some features of the moon, moon landings, and the International Space Station."

    (YouTube)

     

 

  • Space - an intro for kids (2/4)
    "A general introduction to the topic of space, for young children. This installment, part 2 of 4, introduces the solar system and the terrestrial planets in particular (part 3 covers the rest of the solar system). Topics in this installment include the relative sizes of the planets, terrestrial vs. gas giant planets, how the planets appear in the night sky, telescopes and space probes, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and especially Mars, and their various features."
    (YouTube)






  • Space - an intro for kids (3/4)
    "A general introduction to the topic of space, for young children. This installment, part 3 of 4, introduces the solar system and the outer planets (the gas giants) in particular (part 2 covers the inner solar system). Topics in this installment include asteroids (including Ceres), inner vs. outer planets, Jupiter and the Galilean moons, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, trans-Neptunian objects including particularly Pluto and Charon."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Space - an intro for kids (4/4)
    "A general introduction to the topic of space, for young children. This installment, the last part of 4, introduces interstellar and intergalactic space. Topics in this installment include comets, the solar wind, the heliopause, the Oort Cloud, Alpha Centauri, the size of the sun relative to giants and supergiants, star colors, binary stars, brown dwarfs, white dwarfs, supernovas, pulsars, nebulae, constellations, galaxies, the Milky Way, the Local Group, and clusters of galaxies."

    (YouTube)

 

  • HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station (1080p, 60fps)
    "This educational documentary video goes inside the International Space Station (ISS) which is a space station in low Earth orbit. First launched into orbit in 1998, and now its the largest artificial body in orbit and can often be seen with the human naked eye.
    The crew can only stay in space orbit for several months maximum, then then must return to Earth. The ISS interior consists of pressurized modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets as well as American Space Shuttles. NASA and many other countries help construct it."

    (YouTube)

     

 

  • NASA's Next Generation Space Shuttle - Dream Chaser - Female Documentary Narrator - SUBTITLED
    "Narrated by Carol Meier. Professional female voice over narrator for documentary, film, television, business, corporate, and general narration. Sierra Nevada space shuttle. Commercial Crew Program.
    Since the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011, the only way for American astronauts to travel into space or to the International Space Station was aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz.
    All that is about to change when Dream Chaser begins orbital flights in 2017."

    (YouTube)

     

 

  • 5 Strange Ways to Clean Up Our Space Junk - The Countdown #42
    "According to NASA, more than 500,000 pieces of debris are tracked as they orbit the earth. Individual pieces can travel at speeds of up to 28,000 kilometers per hour, creating a potentially dangerous situation for both satellites and astronauts alike. In this episode of The Coundown, we look at some of the strangest proposals to combat the ever-growing cloud of space junk. One of them, an electrified tether created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, will launch on February 28th, 2014. "

     

 

  • Scott Kelly: Astronaut and Space Ape - Text + Audio + Video - 25 February 2016
    "On Thursday, American astronaut Scott Kelly held his last press conference from the International Space Station.
    His historic #yearinspace is coming to an end. But, in a new video, Kelly looks nothing like an astronaut. He was in disguise.
    The astronaut was wearing a gorilla costume."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Outer-Space 'Music' Heard in 1969 NASA Recordings - Text + Audio + Video - 23 February 2016
    "In May of 1969, the Apollo 10 crew approached the far side of the moon. The three astronauts, Thomas Stafford, John Young, and Eugene Cernan, would have no contact with the Earth. But just as they approached the far side of the moon, the crew heard strange “music.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • VOA Talks With Astronauts in Space - VIDEO - 20 January 2016
    "VOA's Anne Ball interviews U.S. astronaut, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut, Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko on the International Space Station on Wednesday"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Apollo 11 Spacecraft in 3D - VIDEO - 3 January 2015
    "At the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., workers are filming the Apollo 11 Command Module, named Columbia.
    They are filming in “3-D”or 3 dimensional. Later in 2016 you will be able to see it on your computer, or smartphone."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Who Wants to Be an Astronaut? - Text + Audio + Video - 15 November 2015
    "America’s space agency, NASA is putting the word out: They are looking for smart people who want to become astronauts.
    The recruiting began with a video message. NASA wants people with certain experience, find out what is involved."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Water on Mars: What Does It Mean? - Text + Audio + Video - 8 November 2015
    "Recent data about our planet neighbor Mars helps NASA plan for getting humans there by the 2030s.
    The discovery of liquid water on the planet could change the way we see our solar system.
    But there is still much more than needs to be known before people can safely go to Mars."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • Eyes on the Stars
    "On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  
    On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space.
    But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina."

    (YouTube)

 

 

  • Website Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.
    "Planetary Resources' mission is mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals.
    Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions
    targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible..."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Audio Slideshow: To the Moon and beyond
    "Nasa is celebrating 50 years of space exploration - which has taken the American space agency up into the Earth's orbit, on to the Moon, and deep into our Solar System.
    That journey has produced many iconic images - from the Apollo moon landings, to the space shuttle missions, and the colourful pictures beamed back from the Hubble Space Telescope.
    Here, space writer and historian Piers Bizony recalls some of Nasa's defining moments."
    (BBC)

 

 

 

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