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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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Computer animated sequences from the the Manned Lunar/Mars Mission Studies. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Lunar Mars Exploration Initiative
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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(January 9, 1996) The first episode of Liftoff to Learning focuses on four scientific disciplines in microgravity studies: fluid physics, materials science, biotechnology, and combustion. Experiments within these disciplines explore how the effects of buoyancy-driven convection and sedimentation, seen in ground-based laboratories, are diminished in space, allowing scientists to expand their knowledge in these areas. “Microgravity” describes the restrictions that gravity imposes on...
Topics: NASA, microgravity
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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This episode of Liftoff to Learning examines some of NASA’s robotic research and how robots are used in space exploration. Classroom scenes show robot study at the intermediate and high school level. Astronauts from STS-85 and STS-87 host the show. The program is intended for grades 5-12. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, robotics, STS-85, STS-87
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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(January 9, 1996) The first episode of Liftoff to Learning focuses on four scientific disciplines in microgravity studies: fluid physics, materials science, biotechnology, and combustion. Experiments within these disciplines explore how the effects of buoyancy-driven convection and sedimentation, seen in ground-based laboratories, are diminished in space, allowing scientists to expand their knowledge in these areas. “Microgravity” describes the restrictions that gravity imposes on...
Topics: NASA, microgravity
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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This program is devoted to the analysis and development of the possibilities for living in and utilizing space. Beginning with the Skylab project in the U.S., the program covers a host of experiments conducted in the U.S. and by Spacelab, the European counterpart to Skylab. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Skylab, microgravity
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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The video illustrates some of the basic plant growth tropisms and the effects of the microgravity environment of earth orbit on plant growth. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, plant growthc
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by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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This video looks to a future manned spaceflight to Mars (Antares) and the challenges that such a mission will face. This video was produced by Johnson Space center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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Humorous presentation on space suit design. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration, spacesuits
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
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Station Reel Time: Power Systems Description: Examines how electricity will be generated on the International Space Station. The Space Station is the largest structure ever built in space. It will be powered by eight solar panels that collect energy from the sun through the use of photovoltaic cells. Photvoltaic cells are used on Earth too, in toys, solar calculators, at school crossings and many other places. Once the energy is collected it will be used to charge batteries which will provide...
Topics: NASA, International Space Station
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center; Taft Broadcasting
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This video introduces students to Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion and demonstrates how they apply to space flight. Using the microgravity environment of Earth orbit, Space Shuttle astronauts from STS-39 conduct simple force and motion demonstrations in ways not possible on Earth. The program is intended for grades 5-8. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-39, physics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center; Taft Broadcasting
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Astronauts aboard Columbia mission STS-40 conduct medical experiments in Spacelab Life Sciences 1 to analyze the effects of space flight on the human body. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-40, Spacelab
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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(May 19, 1993) Episode 12 of What’s in the News, Space looks at space exploration and the next frontier. It is the final program of the series. It is intended for grades 4-7. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space exploration
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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About Landsat's data.. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Science, Earth, Landsat
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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(March 23, 1993) Episode 8 of What’s in the News, Space looks at working in space and the issue of astronauts working in microgravity. The program is intended for grades 4-7. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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(May 7, 1993) Episode #6 of What’s in the News, Science focuses on the earth’s ecosystems. This program is intended for grades 4-7. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, earth ecosystems
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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(April 20, 1993) Episode #11 of What’s in the News, Space looks at weather stations. The program is intended for grades 4-7. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, weather
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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(June 25, 1993) Episode 5 of What’s in the News, Space looks at the teamwork needed to launch a human space mission. This program is intended for grades 4-7. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space missions
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Pennsylvania State Univ
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(February 11, 1993) Episode 7 of What’s in the News, Space looks at what it takes to live in space. This program is intended for grades 4-7. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, life sciences, zero gravity