The Year in Space 2000: Space Food
Space food consists of tightly sealed foods that cannot spoil or become contaminated. Some of the food astronauts eat in space are actually from the supermarket. Learn more about space food on The Science Channel's "The Year in Space 2000."
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Spaced Out: Sex in Space
Did NASA ever conduct sex experiments in space? Is it even possible to have sex in space? Find out in this humorous video from the Discovery Channel's "Spaced Out."
Spacewalkers: Bunny Hopping on the Moon
During an EVA (extra-vehicular activity) on the moon, the Apollo astronauts figured out the best way to get around was bunny hopping. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Spacewalkers: The Ultimate High-Wire Act."
Spacewalkers: Spacewalk Training
One of the training methods for astronauts is to practice in the neutral buoyancy lab. This large water tank simulates spacewalking. Watch a training exercise on Discovery Channel's "Spacewalkers: The Ultimate High-Wire Act."
Spacewalkers: EVA Suit Features
On Discovery Channel's "Spacewalkers: The Ultimate High-Wire Act," learn about some of the main features of the spacesuit such as glove heaters, a water bag and a space diaper.
Training Astronauts Underwater
Watch this NASA video to see how astronauts train for repair missions in space in a huge pool. Underwater training exercises are the closest thing that engineers can develop to simulate the weightlessness of space.
Spacewalkers: The Vomit Comet
In order to train for spacewalks, astronauts are put through vigorous training. One of the tasks is surviving a ride on the KC-135 Stratotanker or the Vomit Comet. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Spacewalkers: The Ultimate High-Wire Act."
NASA Explains Space Food Processing
Watch this video about space food processing on HowStuffWorks. This segment describes the different food types, labels and packages that space food can have. The Space Food Processing segment describes how freeze dried food is rehydrated and how astronauts tell what food items are theirs. Learn how space food processing works in this video from NASA Destination Tomorrow.
Astronauts Training on Earth
Watch this NOVA video podcast to learn more about what it's really like to be an astronaut. It is not all glitz, glamor and zero-gravity. The spacesuit is not very comfortable and astronauts are in them for up to eight hours at a time with no food.
NASA Explains Spacesuits
Watch this video about spacesuits on HowStuffWorks. This NASA Destination Tomorrow Segment is describing spacesuit design and how modern suits have adapted with time. Learn how spacesuits work in this video from NASA Destination Tomorrow.
Astronauts Practice Space Moves
Watch this NASA video to learn how astronauts practice their missions before climbing in the Space Shuttle. Astronauts practice every single thing they'll do while in orbit, even emergency situations.
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Discovery News 2009: 'The Sexiest Spaceship Ever'
Commercial space travel just made a giant leap with the unveiling of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's newest vessel and the world's first commercial spacecraft. Sir Richard Branson talks to Discovery News' Irene Klotz about his latest innovation.
Space: NASA Tests Spaceflight Emergency System
As NASA prepares for the next generation of spacecraft, the space agency is renewing its focus on safety. A team of engineers is developing an emergency landing system that would fly astronauts to safety.
Discovery News: Cool Jobs: Astronaut
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an astronaut? Kasey-Dee Gardner introduces you to Space Shuttle Commander Stephen Frick in this Discovery News video.
Sci-Trek: Lunar Colony
A sustainable lunar colony must be able to withstand the harsh conditions on the moon. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Sci-Trek."
G Word: Living Green in Space
In this clip from Planet Green's "G Word," correspondent Graham Hill interviews Dr. Peggy Whitson at NASA to find out more about how astronauts eat and drink in space.
Zero Gravity Activity
The reduced gravity of space offers challenges and diversion for astronauts. Check out this video from the archives of Discovery to see astronauts in zero-gravity action.
Astronauts Get Ready
Astronauts prepare rigorously for every aspect of a space mission, including launch day. Find out what it takes to launch the space shuttle in this clip from Discovery's archives.