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    NASA Viking Mission to Mars

    NASA historians discussed the Viking program, which landed the first U.S. spacecraft on Mars on July 20, 1976. They also talked about the scientific experiments conducted on Mars and how…

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    NASA Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt

    Marc Rayman talked about the mission and discoveries of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, the only spacecraft ever to reach and orbit a dwarf planet and to reach any two extraterrestrial…

    203 views
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    Juno Space Probe to Jupiter

    James Green talked about the Jupiter-bound Juno probe, which NASA argues is crucial to understanding the origin of the solar system and the formation of the Earth, and the cost of the program and the data the spacecraft…

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    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Anne Mills talked about the origins of NASA’s third research facility, the Glenn Research Center, and how it transitioned from an aviation research facility into NASA’s engine research facility. She also…

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    Planet Mars

    This film showed what had been learned about the planet Mars from Earth-based telescopes and observations from the 1964-1971 Mariner fly-by spacecraft missions, and through the 1976 Viking…

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    Science Reporter: Suited for Space

    Science Reporter: Suited for Space is a 1966 NASA TV program, one of 13 produced in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and WGBH Boston. This episode traces the…

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    Space Exploration From the Moon to Mars

    Valerie Neal gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. She showed artifacts that tell the story of space exploration from…

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    Americans In Space

    Michael Collins and Jeff Bezos talked about the American presence in space, from the earliest days of space travel to Mr. Bezos' company, Blue Origin, a privately funded venture designed to…

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    Science Reporter: Food for Space Travelers

    Science Reporter: Food for Space Travelers is a 1966 NASA TV program, one of 13 produced in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and WGBH Boston. This episode examines…

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    National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony

    President Gerald Ford gave remarks and presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. The president is then seen…

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    Wally Funk Oral History Interview

    Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career. In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space” Program. A group of women went to the Lovelace Clinic, where the Mercury astronauts had…

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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 capsule…

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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 members.

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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 two…

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    The Space Age

    Valerie Neal gave a tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, where she visited the the Space Shuttle Discovery and looked…

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    Gerry Griffin Oral History Interview, Part 1

    In the first of this two-part interview, former NASA flight director, flight controller and Johnson Space Center director, Gerald Griffin talked about his role on the Gemini project. He also…

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    Washington Post Transformers Summit, Part 2

    Science, business, and technology pioneers gathered at the Washington Post Transformers Summit to discuss advances that were driving dramatic change in fields such as commercial space…

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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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    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 Curiosity.

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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 NASA’s funding would affect…

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