Amazing Earth 1

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A documentary about volcanic eruptions, their causes and effects on Earth and the geological implications of those events in history and in the future - Part 1.

Oricalco - thermal shape memory fabric

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The first orthogonal weaving example of Nitinol. The 'Thermal Shape Memory Alloy' is characterized by its extraordinary ability to recover any shape, pre-programmed, upon heating. Until today this light weight alloy with about 50% Titanium inside has been used in advanced sectors like space and recently in medical applications. Moreover this fabric is the first for which the shape memory alloy, named Nitinol, was weaved orthogonally - that is to say that Oricalco is the first fabric with...

The Outer Planets

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Professors Gary Flandro and Bruce Murray discuss turning a journey to the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune a possibility.Plotting a trip to the outer planets.

Magellan's Venus

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Images from NASA spacecraft, Magellan, reveal Venus' topography and geological features.Astronomers remember Magellan's astounding photos of Venus.


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Voyager II, a NASA spacecraft, demystifies Saturns's rings; Further analysis of dust particle patterns (called spokes) on space images of the planet lead to the conclusion that the spokes move with Saturn's magnetic field and not sporadically.A look back at Voyager II's incredible images of Saturn.

Life Beyond Earth

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A look at the search for life beyond Planet Earth, the methods used, and the results from those missions.Is there life out there? A look at our search for life beyond Planet Earth.

Space Week: Mars Underground, Part 1

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Scientists from NASA present cases for and against space missions to Mars and whether it is time for humans to step on the Red Planet.Is man's fate tied to the Red Planet? Scientists debate the future of space exploration.

Space Week: Space Station and Beyond, Part 1

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Steve Robinson, a Nasa Austronaut and Carl Walz, Director of Advanced Capabilities in Exploration Systems share their amazing experiences of being in space and being able to look at Earth from the International Space Station.For the privileged few, the view from the International Space Station is ever-changing and always amazing.

Space Week: Mars Underground, Part 2

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A discussion on the advantages of exploring Mars, the Marcian environment, the scientific development brought about by space missions and the significance the planetary research has has on humans and technological development led by Robert Zubrin, President of the Mars Society, Dr. Christopher McKay, a Planetary Scientist, Dr. Louis Friedman, Director of Planetary Society, and Dr. Edwards Weiler, a NASA Space Science Administrator.The president of the Mars Society makes a passionate case for...

Space Week: Space Station and Beyond, Part 2

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An overview of the advantages of explorations of the planet Mars, and the commitment it entails.A Mars mission will be an expensive, long-term endeavor, but it's a dream that inspires the next generation of space explorers.