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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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    NASA Briefing on Pluto

    NASA revealed more images of Pluto as captured by its New Horizons spacecraft during its July 14th flyby. 

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    NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto

    Miles O’Brien spoke by telephone about NASA’s New Horizons deep space exploration mission which had reached Pluto that week and had sent back the first close-up pictures and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on the question, “Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost?” Miles O’Brien spoke by telephone about NASA’s New…

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    NASA New Horizons Pluto Mission

    NASA officials revealed images of Pluto as captured by its New Horizons spacecraft and spoke about the mission.

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    NASA New Horizons Pluto Mission

    NASA scientists and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland showed off the closest and most detailed photographs of the dwarf planet Pluto and its…

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    NASA New Horizons Pluto Mission

    NASA scientists and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland unveiled the latest and most detailed photograph of the dwarf planet Pluto and showed…

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    International Space Station

    A former NASA astronaut and officials from NASA, Boeing, and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on challenges facing the International Space Station (ISS). Much of…

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    NASA's Use of Private Space Companies

    Jeff Foust talked about the June 28, 2015, explosion of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was full of supplies, 139 seconds after liftoff and the larger issue of NASA using…

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    Space Technology and Security

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines for space launches, and developing technologies that could contribute to an American-made rocket propulsion…

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    The Four Days of Gemini 4

    This NASA film documents the June 1965 manned space flight by James McDivitt and Edward White. The mission included the first American spacewalk.

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    Book Discussion on Leaving Orbit

    Margaret Lazarus Dean talked about her book, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight. She spoke with Robert Polito, author of Hollywood and God. “Space Age:…

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    Book Discussion on Preparing for Contact

    Professor George Michael talked about his book Preparing for Contact, in which he investigates the possibility of extraterrestrial life existing in the universe, the additional possibility…

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    Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

    Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, veteran of three missions on the International Space Station and author several books on the experience including You Are Here: Around the World in 92…

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    Book Discussion on The Orbital Perspective

    Ron Garan talked about his book, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles, about what he learned about international cooperation and…

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    Open Phones with Alan Lightman

    Alan Lightman, author of The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, spoke about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at the 2015 Tucson…

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    Book Discussion on The Accidental Universe

    Alan Lightman talked about his book, The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, in which he argues that our view of the universe owes as much to human imagination as it does…

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    Space Exploration

    Former NASA astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, were among panels of witnesses testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation…

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    Astronaut Fred Haise and Apollo 13

    Former NASA astronaut Fred Haise recounted his experiences as the Lunar Module Pilot on what was intended to be the third moon landing. An oxygen tank explosion two days into the…

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