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    Space Exploration

    James Green outlined the future of the NASA’s space exploration. NASA planned to send humans to Mars by 2030 and was mapping the planet using a robotic rover on Mars named…

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    Space Shuttle

    Space Shuttle: A Remarkable Flying Machine is a NASA documentary of the first Space Shuttle Mission. Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off on April 12, 1981, and stayed in orbit for about…

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    Panel Discussion on Astronomy

    Marcia Bartusiak, author of Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, and Thomas Levenson, author of The Hunt for Vulcan:…

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    Gemini VIII, This is Houston Flight

    This NASA film chronicles the sixth manned Gemini mission, which was the first to dock with another craft in space. An emergency forced the cancellation of other activities and the…

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    NASA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testifies at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. Mr. Bolden was asked how a proposed approximate two percent cut in…

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    Space Program

    Sandra Magnus, Elliot Pulham, and Eric Stallmer released a joint white paper, “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space,” about the challenges that threaten America’s leadership…

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    Space Shuttle Challenger Mission Teacher Training

    Teacher crew member Christa McAuliffe and alternate Barbara Morgan were shown meeting the Challenger crew, then testing food and being fitted for clothing at Houston’s Johnson Space…

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    Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Investigation

    A report by NASA’s Data and Design Analysis Task Force on the sequence of events and causes of the January 28, 1986, Challenger explosion which took the lives of all seven crew…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.

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    House Reaction to Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Part 2

    House members delivered speeches expressing their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, in which all seven crew members died.

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    House Reaction to Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Part 1

    House members delivered speeches expressing their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, in which all seven crew members died.

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    NASA Highlights 1965

    This film is a detailed report on NASA’s numerous projects during 1965, including the manned space program, the Mariner 4 flyby of Mars and other lunar and planetary missions, physics…

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    Robert H. Goddard Collection

    Fordyce Williams gave a tour of Clark University’s Robert H. Goddard Special Collection. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1882, Robert H. Goddard is known as the…

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    Interview with Laurie Leshin

    Laure Leshin, president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, talked about physicist and “father of modern rocketry” Robert H. Goddard, a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic…

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    Senators McCain and Durbin on Russian Rocket Engines

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor against a part of the proposed omnibus budget bill that would lift the ban on Russian-made rocket…

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    Eisenhower and the Space Race

    Professor Yanek Mieczkowski talked about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s space policies and priorities. He spoke about President Eisenhower’s efforts to establish a link…

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    President Obama at White House Astronomy Night

    At the second White House astronomy night President Obama announced new private-sector commitments to his “Educate to Innovate” campaign to inspire students to excel in science,…

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    Book Discussion on Leaving Orbit and We Could Not Fail

    Margaret Lazarus Dean, author of Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight, and Steven Moss, author of We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space…

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    Deep Space Exploration

    Two former NASA associate administrators testified at a hearing on the effects on deep space exploration efforts of the space agency’s budget reduction. Topics included how…

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    Discovery of Water on Mars

    John Logsdon talked about NASA’s announcement that liquid water has been discovered on Mars and how that breakthrough could assist in further exploration of the planet and overall…

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