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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 37 videos in this category and 186 videos in 22 subcategories.

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What it Takes to Do Extreme Astrophysics
From YouTube, 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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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: 13 - 18
Orbit-Clogging Space Junk
From YouTube, produced by BBC
This 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. (02:56)
July 6, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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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: 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: 10 - 18
10 Strangest Planets In Space
From youtube.com, produced by Thoughty2
Space is unbelievably strange. You would be forgiven for thinking that every planet out there is similar, just a big ball of rock and gas, but planets are remarkably more unique than that. Here's the top 10 strangest planets in the known universe, th... [more]
December 27, 2016 at 11:32 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Weirdest Planets Discovered by NASA Kepler Satellite Documentary!
From YouTube
This documentary details how these 'weird' planets were discovered. (01:04:39)
December 27, 2016 at 11:26 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
After the Moon: What's Next for Space Exploration? - BBC News
From YouTube, produced by BBC
The Space Race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R saw decades of competition to push the boundaries of what mankind could achieve in space, all in the name of ideological superiority. Now, a new contest is underway, but instead of a clash of cultures, ... [more]
July 25, 2019 at 08:43 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Carl Sagan: Wanderers
From YouTube, produced by Carl Sagan
This is a professionally-made video on man as a wanderer. The video offers a brief history of why man continues to look for new challenges. It is also a good introduction into immigration and space exploration...in the last decade man has had his inv... [more]
August 13, 2010 at 07:56 PM
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