Americans have been fascinated by the cosmos for decades and rely on NASA to explore celestial bodies seen in the night sky to get a better idea of what is out there. In this series, former NASA employee Emily Calandrelli visits some of the agency's facilities, private companies and universities to speak with people knowledgeable about the topic to help "show off the coolest aspects of the space industry," to use her words. Technology, a potential manned mission to Mars and planetary tourism are some themes.
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The sun; two types of dangerous solar explosions; the world's largest solar farm.
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Satellites of all sizes; how satellites are made and tested; the building of NASA's ICESat 2.
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How rockets are made; how they blast off and make their way through the Earth's atmosphere; NASA's Wallops Flight Facility; preparing for the launch of the Antares Rocket; a propulsion system may be the key to one day traveling to Mars.
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Outer space; companies planning to send tourists into space; Virgin Galactic; a two-week visit to the International Space Station and a return home orbiting the moon.
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The moon; teams competing for the Google Lunar X Prize; returning to the moon.
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Creating and testing high-altitude balloons to survive the rigors of near space; a balloon lifts an 8,000-pound telescope to the edge of space and discovers something amazing; a dramatic search-and-rescue mission.
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Asteroids and their potential impact on Earth; an asteroid may have killed off the dinosaurs; the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013; predicting impact size on the moon and the Earth; valuable materials in asteroids.
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SETI searches for intelligent life in the universe; top candidates to host life beyond Earth.
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Robots; Robonaut; the Space Exploration Vehicle; the ATHLETE rover.
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What it takes to be an astronaut; the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory; space suits; astronaut Cady Coleman; reduced gravity aircraft.
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Mars; Curiosity rover; Mars Desert Research Station.
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Successes and failures of the Apollo program, which landed men on the moon.
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Obstacles to overcome to put the first humans on Mars.
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Tracking and managing space debris.
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Some of the most inhospitable and extreme places in the solar system; where to look for life on other planets.
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The future of space exploration and space travel.
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An Alabama facility manufactures rockets; NASA tests them before launch.
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Exoplanets outside the solar system; discoveries of other worlds.
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The case for space exploration: a change in perspective; economic benefits.
Philippe Cousteau Jr. is no stranger to exploration. The grandson of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Philippe hosts and serves as executive producer of this half-hour earth science series that examines the planet. He visits diamond and gold mines to see how gems and metals are formed, travels to active volcanoes to observe what happens inside the Earth's burning core, and checks out weather stations in mountainous areas to get an idea of how weather phenomena form in the atmosphere.
2050 is still decades away, but what might the world be like in that year? What new technology will be available? Will robots be commonplace? Will space tourism thrive? "Xploration Earth 2050" investigates some of the questions. The host speaks with entrepreneurs whose businesses focus on futuristic ideas and products in automotive technology, consumer electronics and health care. Scientists, doctors and science-fiction writers also explore the questions posed. The show also looks at older sci-fi movies to see how many proposed ideas have come to fruition.
Prepare to soar with the animated series "Space Racers." Following the adventures of the Stardust Space Academy cadets, the series focuses on scientific exploration and investigation along with the importance of cooperation. With fun and engaging characters like Eagle, the leader of the Space Racers, and Hawk, the big spaceship with an even bigger heart, "Space Racers" aims to excite children about the wonders of the solar system, as cadets use their skills and work as a team in accomplishing missions.
Host Tim Shaw takes science out of the lab and onto the streets of America as he looks to amaze and dumbfound in equal measure. The irreverent "game show" offers the people Shaw meets -- and viewers -- the chance to predict the outcomes of a series of increasingly spectacular experiments, and once correct answers are revealed, the science behind each probe is explained. With explosive results and shattering conclusions, Shaw reveals the effect of everyday science on the world around us.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, in a departure from the type of material he is best known for, pays homage to Carl Sagan's award-winning and iconic "Cosmos" with this docuseries. Through stories of humankind's quest for knowledge, viewers travel across the universe. Scientific concepts are presented clearly, with both skepticism and wonder, to impart their full impact. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts, and Sagan's original creative collaborator, Ann Druyan, serves as an executive producer.