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Space Exploration

Videos focused on the events and technology of Moon landings and space probes belong here. Videos focused more on the celestial bodies themselves, whether the information is gathered using space exploration, belong under The Solar System.

There are 40 videos in this category and 159 videos in 29 subcategories.

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Ages: 6 - 18
Science on Mars, Part 1
From thefutureschannel.com, produced by Futures Channel
NASA’s most ambitious mission to Mars is launching this week to land a car-sized rover on the red planet. The rover, nicknamed Curiosity, has agreater range than any rover before and it carries an impressive array of science instruments. It will expl... [more]
November 21, 2011 at 09:29 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
What it Takes to Do Extreme Astrophysics
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
All over the planet, giant telescopes and detectors are looking (and listening) for clues to the workings of the universe. At the INK Conference, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy tours us around these amazing installations, taking us to some of the m... [more]
April 30, 2011 at 06:09 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Homemade Spacecraft
From vimeo.com, produced by Luke Geissbuhler
Aerostat — a lovely video of a balloon and video camera’s journey high enough to see space where it recorded an enviable sun flare shot — reminded me of this video shown above: Homemade Spacecraft/Space Balloon. Launched by a father and his seven yea... [more]
December 25, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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Slideshow: Orbit-Clogging Space Junk
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This short slide show is a real eye opener for students as it shows the types of space junk floating about the Earth as well as pictures of some of it that has hit the planet.
July 6, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Benefits of Space: Invention and More
From harcourtschool.com, produced by CNN
This three minute video shows a host of inventions and raising the possibility of a better future and makes a case for supporting the NASA budget. Compelling and eye opening for students who think that exploring space is the only goal for NASA.
December 29, 2011 at 09:55 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Science on Mars, Part 2
From thefutureschannel.com, produced by Futures Channel
One of the most vital and rewarding engineering disciplines is also the least understood. Show your students what it means to be a Systems Engineer with Part 2 of this video series about the Mars Science Laboratory. This mission to Mars, which ... [more]
November 21, 2011 at 09:31 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Robotic Exploration of Space Timeline (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
The invention of the telescope forever changed astronomy by allowing exploration of the universe in far greater detail than was possible with human eyes alone. Technological advances of the twentieth century, such as computers, rockets, and other sci... [more]
May 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
How to build STOMP Rockets in your living room - SwH #010
From YouTube, produced by Justin Higgins
Awesome Saturday afternoon project to make rockets powered by nothing more than some PVC piping (1/2" since I don't mention it in the video), some paper, and...
September 19, 2014 at 03:04 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Making NASA History for Children
From YouTube, produced by NASA
"Making NASA History" is a 12-minute video introducing kids to the key moments in the history of the American space program. This video combines historical footage, photographs, and audio files with narration by two spacesuit-sporting interns from th... [more]
August 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Sir Arthur C. Clarke on Google Lunar X PRIZE
From YouTube
This is Sir Arthur C. Clarke, famous for his short stories and novels, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, in his last message to the X PRIZE Foundation on the launch of the Google Lunar X PRIZE in September, 2007. (06:32)
January 12, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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