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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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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

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    Cincinnati Observatory

    John Ventre gave a tour of the Cincinnati Observatory Center and talked about the history of early American astronomy. The observatory is known as the “Birthplace of American…

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    International Space Station Research

    Astronauts Mark Kelly and Terry Virts talked about ongoing NASA missions and research, and cooperation with other countries including a possible 2030 Mars mission. Mr. Kelly also…

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    Open Phones with Buzz Aldrin

    Buzz Aldrin talked about his book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet, and responded to viewer calls.  He was interviewed at the 15th annual National Book Festival, held…

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    History of Space Stations

    Don Thomas talked about the history of space stations, comparing the development of Russian and American programs since the early 1950s. He also looked at the future of international space…

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    Book Discussion on We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at…

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