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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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Presenting the International Space Station’s Video Progress Report for July 1999: A Home in Space. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, International Space Station
Ephemeral VHS
by Alison Balter
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Business software training tape.
Topics: vhs, business, crystal reports, databases
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Students learn how geometry, geometric shapes, and navigation are used to explore Mars. They also learn how NASA researchers collect, analyze, and interpret the data collected from exploration to develop theories about the existence of water and life on Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, geometry, Mars
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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In this program, students learn how engineers and scientists use geometry in the solar system to navigate a spacecraft to Mars. 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; Langley Research Center
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The modern airplane must be made of stronger and lighter materials to safely carry more people and to be fuel efficient. This program features a NASA scientist who uses a knowledge of the physical properties of materials, compounds, and mixtures and a variety of measuring techniques to develop new “composite” materials for airplanes. Students will learn how data from laboratory experiments are recorded, displayed (visualized), and interpreted. The lesson and classroom experiment will...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Objects with varying shapes have different aerodynamic characteristics. In this program, a NASA researcher will introduce students to the wind tunnel and the computer, two of the tools used by aeronautical engineers to measure the fundamental design characteristics of experimental and production aircraft. The lesson and classroom experiment will involve students in observation and in measuring, organizing, comparing, and interpreting data. To license this film and get a higher quality version...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
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In The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives, students are introduced to the study of atmospheric science and the measurement of aerosols. They investigate science, mathematics and remote sensing techniques to show how the Sun’s radiation and elements and compounds in the atmosphere react to each other. They also investigate how human activity affects these resulting gases and particles or aerosols in the atmosphere. While visiting the corresponding web page for this program,...
Topics: NASA, atmospheric sciences
A/V Geeks
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“The Measurement of All Things: Tools of the Aeronautics Trade” is the first of seven programs in the 1999-2000 NASA CONNECT series. Produced by NASA Langley Research Center’s Office of Education, NASA CONNECT is an award-winning series of instructional programs designed to enhance the teaching of math, science and technology concepts in grades 5-8. NASA CONNECT establishes the “connection” between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and NASA...
Topics: NASA, mathematics, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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“Cool Comets” looks at the dirty snowballs which turn into the beautiful celestial bodies we can see from Earth. Viewers will go behind the scenes to discover high-tech NASA missions that will capture comet dust samples and bring them back to Earth. The samples will give us new information about comets and help us understand the origins of our Solar System. This is a videotape of a live broadcast which took place on March 10, 1999. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
Topics: NASA, astronomy, comets
A/V Geeks
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Looks at what asteroids are, and the research being conducted on them. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, asteroids, astrophysics
A/V Geeks
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Episode 1 of this three-part series explores what drives NASA’s modern-day explorers to go beyond tragedy to find answers and to push the edge of flight where no one has gone before. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aeronautics, test flights
A/V Geeks
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How is current computer technology changing how we fly? From the radical looking X-29 to the amazing thrust vectoring X-31, explore how computer developments can improve safety and deliver undreamed of performance. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics