NASA Is Going to The Sun, Here’s Why That’s So Crazy

The Sun is an unpredictable, violent ball of gas and plasma, radiating fusion energy. It can send streams of charged particles right towards Earth without warning, potentially causing catastrophic damage to our power grid. And while we need the Sun to live, we also need to protect ourselves from its wrath. The problem is, we […]

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Arts District: Sculptor’s early passion was aerospace; becoming first African American astronaut

– Oh, I’m doing the mayor, and I’m doing a big project for the city of Kansas City, Missouri. – [Tamara] With limitless energy, astronaut turned internationally-renowned sculptor, Ed Dwight, meticulously shapes masses of clay into some of the most spectacular art work in the world, with a sense of humor to match. (laughs) Today, […]

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Hurricanes: Towers in the Tempest [720p]

Hundreds of miles above us, a fleet of NASA spacecraft constantly scans the Earth. One of these has dramatically improved our ability to study severe weather. TRMM, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, observes weather systems with the world’s only space based precipitation radar. TRMM peers down through clouds revealing their internal structure. Using TRMM measurements, […]

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NASA Examines Technology To Fold Aircraft Wings In Flight

[sound of cart rolling] Crew Chief, let’s go for left engine start BGT good [sound of jet engine] stabalized good…both sides Good to go, lock her up I need a go no go for take off Payload?…Payload’s Go Aero Controls?…Aero Controls Go Antenna?…Antenna’s Go GSO?…GSO is Go Crew Chief?…Crew Chief is Go EP?…Go She’s all […]

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