Rocketships: Cheap Rockets for Commercial Space Travel
On Discovery Channel's series, "Rocketships," learn how cheaper rockets can one day make space travel accessible to everyone.
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Space Station Parts
Watch this video about the International Space Station on HowStuffWorks. NASA Connect segment explaining each components of the International Space Station and how these parts work together. See how the International Space Station works in this video from NASA.
Massive Engines: Beating Gravity
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie conducts an experiment using apples and a simple rocket to explain how overcoming gravity is essential for space travel.
Coming Home From Space: Space Shuttle's S Turns
At around 300,000 feet the space shuttle transitions to an airplane as it begins the descent to Earth. To slow down, the shuttle performs S-turns by banking one way and then the other. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Coming Home From Space."
Massive Engines: Booster Rockets
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie demonstrates how booster rockets work using a model airplane. Booster rockets are powered by solid fuel and are not powerful enough to reach space.
Massive Engines: Saturn V Moon Rocket
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie gives us a tour of the Saturn V rocket engine. The Saturn V rocket engine gave the United States the edge in the race to be first to land on the moon.
Extreme Machines: Space Shuttle Micro
The space shuttle must create an environment where humans and machines can survive. The life support system controls the air pressure, humidity and temperature. Learn more on the Learning Channel's "Extreme Machines."
Massive Engines: Rocket Engine Evolution
From the first simple liquid fueled engine to the massive Saturn V engine, host Chris Barrie explains how rockets evolved over time on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
Assignment Discovery: X38 Landing
In space travel, every piece of equipment needs to be tested to make sure it works. The X-38 life raft of the space station has life saving applications. Watch a test launch of the X-38 on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
How the Space Shuttle Works
The space shuttle is an amazing assembly of technology. Learn how the space shuttle engine works in this video from HowStuffWorks.
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Sci Fi Science: Traveling at Warp Speed
If we would like to explore the universe, we would need a short equation created by a scientist and sci fi fan, which could hold the key to traveling at warp speed like the Star Trek Enterprise.
Time Warp: Black Rocket
Red-hot flames shoot out of a rocket as it nears launch. Watch this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Elvis Rocket
Watch the slow motion blast off of the Elvis rocket in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Jeff's Rocket
Watch as Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" host Jeff Lieberman holds a small rocket in his hands as it takes off.
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Watch the smoke put out by a small rocket as it lifts off in this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Hyperspeed: Rocket Powered Aircrafts
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Hyperspeed," engineer Dan Delong of XCOR Aerospace explains the concept of building safe and reliable rocket engines.
Moon Machines: 3 Stage Rocket
In order to reach the moon, NASA engineers must design the first 3-stage rocket. Check out the rocket-building process in this video from The Science Channel's "Moon Machines."
Moon Machines: Saturn V
The second stage of the Saturn V rocket is too heavy. Where will the weight come off? Find out in this video from The Science Channel's "Moon Machines."
Moon Machines: Surfers
In this video from The Science Channel's "Moon Machines," NASA gets some engineering help from an unlikely source.