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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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."
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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.
When We Left Earth: Hubble Satellite Images
The Hubble Telescope launch was supposed to revive the American space program after the Challenger disaster. But after an issue was discovered with the optics, NASA was put under scrutiny again. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "When We Left Earth."
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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.
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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?
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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.