Preparing for America's Lunar Return
Plans are currently being made for a settlement on the moon. Before that can happen, NASA needs more information. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will orbit the moon for a year in an effort to learn more about the possibilities of lunar living.
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Hunting for Habitats on Mars
Watch this NASA video showing how NASA's Phoenix Mission is hunting for habitats near the north pole of Mars. Previous research indicates that there is water ice on Mars and this new rover mission will try and get a sample.
Assignment Discovery: Astronaut Training
Astronauts train extensively before going into space. For every hour that they are going to be outside of the space station, they practice for ten hours on Earth. Learn more about astronaut training on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Mars Rising: Episode 1
The trip to Mars entails many physical and mental challenges, and research teams work around the clock to predict how problems might occur.
Learn about radio telescopes and how they help shape our understanding of the universe.
Chandra: Stellar Evolution
Watch this NASA video to see what happens when stars die. Our sun will eventually grow into a red giant and then collapse into a white dwarf. Larger stars will explode and form black holes. Watch to see another ending to a big star's life.
Assignment Discovery: Water Rescue
In case there is an emergency at launch the astronauts need to be prepared for a water rescue. Learn more about water rescue training on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
How the Space Race Began
Ever wondered how the space race and the arms race began? Watch this TED video and listen to David Hoffman describe his film about Sputnik mania. Hoffman shows how the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957started both arms races.
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Cool Jobs in Science: John Holdren
What if your job included talking with the president about deep space exploration while riding in the Marine One helicopter? Dr. John Holdren, rocket scientist and physicist, talks about the cool stuff he works on as Science Advisor to President Obama.
Sci Fi Science: Building a Starship
Michio Kaku presents his design for a starship that will help him to travel through space. Will his design have the ability to travel where no man has gone before?
Sci Fi Science: Using Antimatter
In order for his spaceship to travel through the galaxy, Michio will need an energy source that can hold up to the task. Enter antimatter, a force whose power is equivalent to the explosions of Hiroshima.
Through the Wormhole: What Do Aliens Look Like?
If aliens really do exist, then what do they look like? Are they little green men in space suits? Or do they look more like the hideous giant bugs from Blockbuster movies? It's possible that gravity may hold the answer.