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NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.



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Jul 9, 2010 NASA
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The International Space Station (ISS) orbits Earth once every 90 minutes. Learn how astronauts keep track of what time it is while on-board using Universal Time. Learn how students can talk to astronauts on the ISS using amateur radio on the ISS.
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Jul 9, 2010 NASA eClips
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Communication is very important for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). Learn about the many ways that astronauts can communicate with people on Earth while they are on-board the ISS.
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Jun 3, 2010 NASA eClips
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NASA eClips — June 03, 2010 — Find out how plants use light to make their own food in a process called photosynthesis. See how NASA uses LED lights to help grow plants in space. Design your own plant growth chamber like the ones used by NASA.
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2010 NASA eClips
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See the engineering design process in action at Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies, in Arizona. Learn about the next generation of the ATHLETE vehicle. See how the original design changed to allow a split into two robots and the addition of unique tools for exploration.
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2010 NASA
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Learn how NASA graduate students are using biofeedback to improve concentration skills. The project is based on earlier NASA aeronautics research to improve the attentiveness of pilots in flight simulators and improve atheletes muscle memory.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Learn about NASA's Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. See how NASA protects these precious moon rocks brought to Earth by the Apollo astronauts. See the special storage boxes filled with nitrogen where the moon rocks are kept.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Learn how famous explorers, scientists and even NASA use journals and science notebooks to record observations about Our World. See why journaling is important on the International Space Station to record how the astronauts react to living in space.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Join NASA scientists and beekeepers in a citizen science project to collect important data about climate change. Learn how honeybees pollinate over 130 crops in the United States each year and what NASA is doing to help study the decline in bee populations.
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Join NASA scientists who study the History of Winter to learn about phase changes and the unique properties of water. Find out why ice floats and why this is important to life on Earth. See what pressure and temperature have to do with making snowballs.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Launchpad, secondary, video, education, physics, technology, science, physical...
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2010 NASA eClips
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Join NASA to learn more about solar eclipses, especially the awe-inspiring phenomenon of total eclipses. Find out about the unique geometry and the distances and sizes of the sun and moon as seen from Earth that allow us to witness the sun's corona or actually be in the path of totality.
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2010 NASA
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Learn more about the innovative lunar crane being developed by NASA for use in heavy lifting on other worlds. See how composite materials are used to improve the mass: strength ratio and how variable degrees of rotation allow this versatile machine to move.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Real World, middle school, math, moon, crane, composite, LSMS, ratio, mass,...
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2010 NASA eClips
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Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, science, Earth, space,...
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2010 NASA eClips
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Put on your 3-D glasses and get a new perspective on NASA's Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies. See how NASA uses locations like Arizona to simulate living in space for an extended time to test both technology performance and human factors.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, launchpad, secondary, video, education, technology, science, exploration, analog...
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Join the Teaching From Space Team on-orbit to learn about Bernoulli's Principle. See how the relationship between pressure and speed is characteristic of all fluids, not just liquids and how the Bernoulli effect impacts us in everyday life.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Find out how you can get involved in NASA's Teaching From Space Program to learn about experiments conducted on board the International Space Station, or ISS. Learn about arachnids in space or how to use a straw on the ISS. Find out about the physics of a boomerang.
Topics: NASA, NIA, eClips, Launchpad, secondary, video, education, physics, technology, science, physical...
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2010 NASA eClips
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Find out how NASA scientists, like explorers of old, plan to use the natural resources of new worlds to provide life-sustaining materials for the astronauts. During tests in Hawaii, scientists practice extracting oxygen from the lunar-like soil.
Topics: NASA, Real World, NASA eClips, moon, outpost, reactors, oxygen, natural resources, insitu
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2010 NASA eClips
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Discover how scientists use spectroscopy to determine what elements are present in remote objects in space. By studying emission or absorption lines, astronomers can use the light an object emits to learn more about the object.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Learn how NASA uses Earth observing satellites to monitor conditions in the Chesapeake Bay over time. Information about pollution, eutrophication, land cover and watershed runoff helps water managers enact policies to improve the health of the Bay.
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ee how NASA uses analog testing to simulate space exploration. Explore extreme environments like the Aquarius underwater laboratory in Key Largo, Florida. Find out how scientists use mathematical equations to determine an astronaut's center of gravity.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Visit Biosphere 2, operated by the University of Arizona, to find out how scientists are working with NASA to discover more about the effects of global climate change could have on key biomes. Learn about the characteristics that divide Earth into unique terrestrial biomes.
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2010 NASA eClips
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What is gravity? Find out about the balance between gravity and inertia that keeps the International Space Station in orbit. Learn why astronauts "float" in space and how the space shuttle has to slow down in order to come back to Earth.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Join NASA scuebtusts and engineers at NASA Langley Research Center, one of the most extensive wind tunnel facilities in the world, as they study air flow around objects at differenet wind speeds. Learn what kinds of objects can be tested in the various kinds of wind tunnels.
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Each day, gravity pulls the International Space Station, or ISS, a little closer to Earth. See how drag causes the ISS to slow down. Learn about the challenges of keeping the ISS in orbit and how NASA counteracts orbital decay.
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2010 NASA eClips
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Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, NIA, Our World, elementary, video, education, technology, science, Earth, space,...
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2010 NASA eclips
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Learn how NASA engineers are working to design safer, faster, quieter aircraft that have less impact on the environment. Discover how to control sonic booms. See how students are encouraged to think and act like engineers through competitions and NASA internships.
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Join astronauts on board the International Space Station, or ISS, to learn about living in space. Explore the inside of a Temporary Sleep Space, or TESS, and see the astronauts' sleeping bags. Learn how the astronauts do personal hygiene tasks like brushing their teeth or shaving.
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Mar 20, 2009 NASA
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In episode 8, NASA 360 learns how to lunar soil into breathable oxygen and drinkable water, visits some of the world's most amazing observatories and discovers what NASA is doing to help us monitor volcanoes.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0108.html
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Feb 20, 2009 NASA
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Episode 7 asks how the mind and body work together with machines.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0107.html
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Jan 20, 2009 NASA
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Episode 6 is all about lunar exploration, 21st century style.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0106.html
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Learn about the everyday applications of polyimide foam, one of NASA's commercial inventions of the year. This low-density foam can be used as a fire-resistant insulation for ships or to reduce airplane noise.
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2009 Daniel Lee
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Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.
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2009 Daniel Lee
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2009 NIA
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See how NASA engineers use the design process to evaluate the best choice for a new lunar excavator. Three different models are tested on location in Hawaii where the soil on Mauna Kea Volcano is simiilar to that on the moon.
Topic: Choosing the Right Lunar Excavator
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2009 Daniel Lee
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2009 NASA
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Relive the event that 20% of the world's population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
Topic: NASA eClips Video Series
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2009 NIA
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Going green? Find out how “going green” is beneficial to Earth and discover ways in which YOU can help keep the environment safe. Learn about the ARES mission, the unmanned vehicle NASA plans to send to Mars that will fly a mile above the surface collecting data about the red planet. Learn how NASA uses Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, to study distant objects. NASA uses LiDAR technology to measure distances of faraway objects, locate aerosols and to develop topographic maps on Earth...
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2009 NIA
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When astronauts return to the moon, they will need to be able to move around on the surface. Learn about NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover, or LER, that will solve problems with pressurization, moon dust and mobility.
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Learn about the global cooperation to build the International Space Station, or ISS. Use a simple scale model to demonstrate the amazing mathematical relationship between the Earth and moon and see how the low-Earth orbit of ISS compares.
Topics: NASA, NASA eClips, ISS, International Space Station, earth, moon
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Learn about radio waves, a special type of ligt that has a longer wavelength and less energy than the light we see. Find out how NASA uses radio waves to learn more about the universe and our own atmosphere with a giant telescope in Puerto Rico.
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Discover the everyday applications of cryogenics from magnetic scans to high-tech space telescopes like the new James Webb. Learn about absolute zero and the Kelvin temperature scale.
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Relive the event that 20% of the world’s population watched in awe on July 20, 1969. Learn more about the historic Apollo 11 mission and hear what President Obama had to say about the incalculable benefits of the Apollo Program.
Topic: Apollo 11
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Learn about adaptations that help animals survive in winter biomes. See how scientists build snowpits to investigate these unique environments. Find out why NASA is interested in snow and ice.
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2009 NASA
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Learn about precipitation and how clouds are formed. Find out why scientists study clouds and how you can help NASA collect cloud observation data as part of the Students' Cloud Observation OnLine, or S'COOL, Project.
Topic: Global Cloud Observation Day
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2009 NASA
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Learn all about the optical telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Find out why astronomers prefer the thin atmosphere found here and compare Earth-based telescopes to space telescopes like Hubble. Learn about the challenges of exploring the surface of Mars. Find out how NASA uses science and math to successfully design the type of vehicle needed for specific missions. See why scientists refer to entry, descent and landing as "seven minutes of terror."
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Watch as NASA engineers use a special welding technique known as friction-stir welding to bond new composite metals used for the Ares I launch vehicle. See how this process adds strength to the material. Learn to convert degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius.
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2009 National Institute of Aerospace
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Join scientists and teachers as they learn how to measure some of the abiotic conditions of winter. Find out about latent heat, low thermochrons can be used to collect data points and the importance of snow:water equivalents.
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Nov 14, 2008 NASA
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Episode 5 features the Hubble Space Telescope, the Earth-sun relationship, NASA oceanography and their connections to NASA Mars exploration missions.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Mars
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0105.html
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Oct 6, 2008 NASA
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Episode 4 features: Dakota the mummified dinosaur; NASA helping unearth Mayan ruins; NASA's connection to Jamestown rediscovery; NASA on the trail of Lewis & Clark.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, Where -- Jamestown
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0104.html
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Sep 22, 2008 NASA
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Episode 3 features: NASA's new crew capsule and launch abort system; NASA tech in IndyCar; Living on the moon in a basketball; NASCAR's and NASA tech.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, What -- Moon
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0103.html
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Sep 8, 2008 NASA
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Episode 2 features: Dr. James Hansen talks about global warming and what we can do about it; green homes at the Solar Decathlon; zero to 60 in three seconds in the all-electric Wrightspeed X1.
Topic: NASA 360 Vodcast
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0102.html
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Aug 25, 2008 NASA
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Episode one features: NASA, Black & Decker and the cordless power tool; two-time skiing champ Rex Wehrman explains how liquid metal is used in HEAD skis; MIT's form-fitting next-gen spacesuit.
Topics: NASA 360 Vodcast, What -- CHAMP, What -- REX
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/nasa360-0101.html
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2008
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In this NASA video segment learn about the different types of clouds and cloud formation. Find out more about the relationship between clouds and weather on Earth.
Topics: environment, clouds, weather, temperature, earth
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2008
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In this NASA video segment learn the relationship between energy and work. You will also explore ways people try to overcome Earth’s gravity in order to do work.
Topics: energy, work, gravity, explore, earth
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In this NASA video segment astronauts in orbit compare living conditions in space to life on Earth.
Topics: astronauts, living conditions, space, earth
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In this NASA video segment discover how NASA is redesigning the space vehicle that will carry astronauts back to the moon. This design includes three components: the ARES rocket, the ALTAIR Lunar Lander; and the ORION space capsule. The ORION capsule will house four to six astronauts during lift-off and landing. This video segment takes a look at early tests using a mock-up of Orion.
Topics: astronauts, ARES, ALTAIR, Lunar Lander, Orion, aviation, space
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In this NASA video segment learn how space technology is used to help paleontologists discover fossils including “Dakota” – a mummified hadrosaur dinosaur. Taking images from satellites, paleontologists are able to locate areas on Earth where fossils are most likely to be found. This video also discusses how the discovery of the Hadrosaur dinosaur has enabled scientists to further their research on dinosaurs.
Topics: paleontologists, dinosaurs, Dakota, hadrosaur, satellites, remote sensing, fossils
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2008 Felicia Dames
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This video explains how NASA uses a new satellite called Jason 2 to measure ocean heights.
Topics: ocean, satellites, NASA
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This NASA video segment describes how NASA-inspired technologies used in space are influencing the design of racecars. Go behind the scenes at the Miami Raceway to learn how Indy cars are designed based on airplane design. Down force is compared to lift. Learn how the Indy car racing suits and gear are similar to the spacesuits astronauts wear.
Topics: mechanics, Indy car, race suit, astronauts, technology, airplane design
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This NASA video segment describes Kevlar, one protective material NASA uses for spacecraft. Kevlar, is stronger than steel but one-fifth the weight. While watching this segment, discover how Kevlar works and the future of protective materials.
Topics: kevlar, protective materials
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2008 Felicia Dames
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In this NASA video segment, find out about different structures being considered for living on the moon.
Topics: moon, lunar, habitat, inflatable, outpost, living conditions
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2008 NASA
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This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines some ways space weather impacts Earth.
Topics: space, weather, radiation, solar storms, coronal mass ejections, aurora, plasma
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2008 Daniel Lee
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This NASA video segment describes how NASA-inspired technologies used in space are influencing the design of racecars. Go behind the scenes at the Miami Raceway to learn how Indy cars are designed based on airplane design. Down force is compared to lift. Learn how the Indy car racing suits and gear are similar to the spacesuits astronauts wear.
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2008
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In this NASA video segment learn what causes ocean surface currents. This segment will explain what variables affect and steer surface currents.
Topics: surface current, ocean, variables, environment
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2008 NASA
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NASA 360 discovers how technologies developed for Space, Aeronautics and general applications can help people here on Earth. What has NASA done for you lately? Watch and find out!
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Topics: aeronautics, technology, space, earth, NASA research
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2008
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NASA has plans to set up an outpost on the moon. One of the issues they are facing is how to dig dirt on the moon. Unlike dirt found here on Earth, moon dirt is razor sharp and very fine so researchers must design a machine that can dig moon dirt without destroying the machine. This NASA video takes you behind the scenes at the NASA lunar backhoe competition where researchers compete to find out who has made the most efficient machine.
Topics: moon, NASA, outpost, regolith, soil, excavation
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2008 NASA
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2008 NASA
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This NASA video segment explains the formation of hurricanes. Go behind the scenes with a meteorologist at the Weather Channel in Atlanta, GA to learn more about how scientists predict hurricanes and hurricane formation.
Topics: hurricane, weather, meteorologist, scientist, prediction
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This NASA video segment discusses the role people play in causing global warming. People burn more and more fossil fuels everyday, causing the greenhouse effect to intensify. This keeps more of the sun's heat and energy within Earth's atmosphere causing temperatures on Earth to rise. This video explains the effect warmer temperatures are playing on Earth and what people can do to reduce these effects. Dr. James Hansen from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center provides examples of ways that...
Topics: environment, global warming, fossil fuel, heat, temperature, space
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2008
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This NASA video segment looks at radiation in space and on Earth. Learn more about two types of radiation and how NASA engineers are developing better shielding material to protect astronauts during long missions in space.
Topics: radiation, astronauts, missions, shielding, earth, space missions
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In this NASA video segment an expert at MIT describes and models a biosuit, a futuristic space suit designed for astronauts who will one day travel to Mars. The biosuit will be very different from the space suits currently used for space travel. It is designed to be form-fitting and lightweight, enabling astronauts to kneel, climb, and maneuver more efficiently. This design also benefits peopl on Earth.
Topics: spacesuit, biosuit
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2008
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In this NASA video segment learn about the efficiency of different types of propulsion systems. NASA is designing improved propulsion systems that are more cost effective, faster, safer, and more reliable.
Topics: propulsions systems, safety, reliability, aviation
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2008 NIA Daniel Lee
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NASA has plans to set up an outpost on the moon and one of the issues they are facing is how to dig dirt on the moon. Unlike dirt found here on earth, moon dirt is razor sharp and very fine so researchers must figure out a way to design a machine that can dig moon dirt without destroying the machine. This NASA video takes you behind the scenes at the NASA lunar backhoe competition where researchers compete to find out who has made the most efficient machine.
Topic: NASA Media Zip