Science Fiction - Science Fact

submitted by: cristina
Whether it's Star Trek's USS Enterprise, or the iconic space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey, science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers that design and build real spacecraft. The, at times, fine line between science fiction literature and the developments in real life space activities provides the backdrop to ESA's latest Space-in-Bytes video lesson release, titled 'Science fiction – science fact'. Taking inspiration from well-known...

MacArthur Fellow 2008: Adam Riess, astronomer

submitted by: video_collector
Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University is an astronomer designing experiments and devices to advance understanding of the geometry of the universe and the story of both its beginning and its end. MacArthur Fellowships offer the opportunity for Fellows to accelerate their current activities or take their work in new directions. The unusual level of independence afforded to Fellows underscores the spirit of freedom intrinsic to creative endeavors. The extraordinary creativity of...

Space Explorer Anousheh Ansari

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Anousheh Ansari about her trip to space

COSMOS Lecture: Space: Past, Present, and Your Future?

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Mark Brosmer about "Space: Past, Present, and Your Future?"

Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space

submitted by: nasa

For more information see: http://www.nasa.gov/

MX-2 Space Suit Analogue

submitted by: eternes

University of Maryland undergraduates Ali Husain, Heather Bradshaw and Adam Mirvis make a splash with their research on the spacesuit of tomorrow in the University of Maryland 's Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility .