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Space Exploration Documentaries

There are 5 videos in this category and 3 videos in 4 subcategories.

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The Great Space Race
From YouTube
The Space Race was a competition of space exploration between the Soviet Union and the United States, which lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975. This 6:46 video uses original footage and describes the race starting with Sputnik. A good overview.
October 3, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Animation of Mars Rover Landing
From YouTube, produced by NASA
This video shows the many steps in the launching and landing of the first Mars Rover. I don't think students fully realize the many phases needed for this successful endeavor and this video could be a great starting point on a discussion of the impor... [more]
September 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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Ages: 5 - 18
Learn About the First Man in Space
From anse.rs, produced by videojug
This two minute video explains the race between Russia and the United States to get a man into space. The Russians won and this video tells about his experiences as well as the different approaches between the two countries.
January 19, 2012 at 09:22 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
The Biosuit: Second Skin Capability for Space Travel
From thefutureschannel.com, produced by Futures Channel
MIT Professor Dava Newman is working on a new “second skin” space suit that could end the “bunny hop” once and for all. Introduce your students to a woman whose work could dramatically improve space exploration technology. Running time 4:30 minutes
October 18, 2011 at 09:11 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
National Geographic Live! - Exploring the Edge of Existence
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic Live!
Nobel Laureate John Mather and Nat Geo Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard discuss how technology expands the limits of the known universe. (27:50)
January 7, 2012 at 09:43 AM
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