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Curiosity’s Wild Ride! Color Stop Motion Video of Descent to Mars

This stop-motion video shows 297 frames from the Mars Descent Imager aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover as it descended to the surface of Mars. These thumbnail images were received on Earth on Aug. 6, 2012, and cover the last two and a half minutes of descent.

Curiosity’s Descent

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Moon Rise – YouTube

Moon Rise – YouTube.

Aboard the International Space Station in May 2012, Expedition 31 astronaut Don Pettit opened the shutters covering the cupola observation windows in time to watch the moon rise. The time-lapse scene was photographed from the airlock of the Station’s Russian segment.

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Watch This! – Video of Shuttle Launch from the Solid Rocket Booster’s Perspective

Turn up your computer’s volume and watch this great video of a shuttle launch!

The video was produced for the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay. The sound mixing and enhancement were done by the folks at Skywalker Sound.

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Full Length Documentary About the Apollo Missions, For All Mankind, Available Free Online

For All Mankind - a film by Al ReinertFor All Mankind, directed by Al Reinert, documents the NASA Apollo missions using original NASA footage.  The film, including NASA communication recordings and astronaut interviews, offers an in depth and first-hand look at the Apollo program and people as it evolved.  Now, thanks to Hulu, this fantastic documentary is available to watch free online!

Visit the Hulu website to watch the film: http://www.hulu.com/for-all-mankind

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How Does the Space Toilet Work?

Mike Massimino helps answer the one question he and other astronauts get asked most often: “How do you ‘go’ in space?” Mike catches up with STS-132 Mission Specialists Steve Bowen and Piers Sellers as they get some “refreshers” on the use of shuttle Atlantis’ “Space Potty.” Bowen, Sellers and their four crewmates are scheduled to launch aboard Atlantis for the International Space Station on May 14. The workings of a space toilet, on “STS-132: Behind the Scenes, Vol. 1.”

See the video, just released from NASA’s Johnson Space center, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1wwzwvfsC0

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Movie Available onine from the Futures Channel: Designing and Engineering Rockets

Building a space launch vehicle is one of the most complex engineering tasks imaginable: Over a million parts must come together and work perfectly under extremely severe conditions. How do you go about building something like this? What are some of the tools and strategies engineers use? And just what is “Systems Engineering?” Go on location with six engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in this latest in our series of programs about the Ares Projects. (Running time 7:44 minutes)

View the video at the Futures Channel website: http://www.thefutureschannel.com/dockets/space/engineering_rockets/index.php

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NASA EDGE Videos Soon to be in HD

NASA EDGE is getting edgy with it’s vodcats; it’s going HD!  The current vodcast is about NASA’s LRO/LCROSS mission, which will soon search for water on the moon.  The next video will be about the upcoming shuttle mission, the final Hubble servicing mission, STS-125.

Visit NASA EDGE today to viewold and new videos, find links to mission information, and read the NASA EDGE blog. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasaedge/index.html

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21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition

What do you think is NASA’s greatest exploration achievement in the past 50 years, and why? That is the question NASA is asking students for the Second Annual 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition. Students will create an audio recording or video — running one minute or less — with their answer to the question.

The contest is open to U.S. citizens, ages 11 to 18. Entries will be judged on content, creativity, execution, clarity and overall impression. The 15 finalists in each format (audio and video) and each age category (ages 11-14 and ages 15-18) will be displayed on the contest Web site, where the public will vote for and select a “People’s Choice” winner. Prizes will also be awarded for first, second and third place. Winners will be announced on the Web site Feb. 28, 2008.

Entries are being accepted now through Jan. 4, 2008, or when the first 1,000 entries in each category are received.

For more information, including tips for creating audio and video podcasts, visit: http://www.explorationpodcast.com/

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