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Return to Mars:  Preparing for Mars: FIDO in the Desert (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:03:16
In preparation for the 2004 landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA engineers and scientists tested their remote operation procedures using a rover called FIDO (field integrated design & operations rover). Our remote team traveled to the desert test site to see what they learned in the desert and what they hoped to learn on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Eath Science

Keywords: simulation of mars, geology, mars exploration rover, mer, jpl, fido, desert


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Solar Eclipse:  Eclipse 2002: The View from the Exploratorium's Porch (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:14:47
Join us from the front porch of the Exploratorium as we check out today's partial solar eclipse. Learn safe viewing practices, then go outside and watch for yourself!

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: June 10, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: annular eclipse, pinhole images of the sun, viewing an eclipse safely, telescope filters for viewing an eclipse, pinhole images of the eclipse, crescent sun, pinhole eclipse viewer, pegboard pinhole exlipse, eclipse images projected through plants,


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Origins: Hubble:  A New View of the Universe (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:30:43
Join us as NASA releases the first images from the Hubble Telescope's new camera, NICMOS (the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer). We'll discuss the significance and beauty of these pictures of our galaxy with the NICMOS' Lead Scientist, Keith Noll.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: infrared spectra camera, infrared astronomy, spectrometer, optical astronomy, infrared telescopes, infrared analogy with pit viper snakes,


Real: 256K  
Origins: Hubble:  Summing It Up (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:32:12
Exploratorium staff Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon sum up the last five days of spacewalks, and show a couple of good-bye conferences with the shuttle astronauts.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 9, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, solar arrays, acs, hubble ultra deep field, color filter space photography,


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Origins: Hubble:  A 'Fridge' for NICMOS (Webcast)
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00:39:14
The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) will be brought back to life with the installation of the new experimental NICMOS cryo-cooler. The cryo-cooler updates the technology from that of an icebox to a modern refrigerator. We also talk to Keith Noll, head if the Hubble Heritage Project, which is responsible for bringing us those stunning pictures from deep space.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: installing the cooling system for the infrared camera, wfpc, wide field and planetary camera, spectroscopy photographs,


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Origins: Hubble:  New Eyes for Hubble (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:31:20
The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was successfully installed. In preparation for the installation of the NICMOS Cooling System tomorrow, the astronauts also installed the Electronics Support Module. We also talk with Massimo Stiavelli, a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute about his involvement with the ACS and the future Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFPC3) scheduled to be installed during the next servicing mission in 2004.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 7, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission simulation, hubble camera replacement, cooling the infrared cameras, measuring luminosity of stars, wide field and planetary cameras, wfpc, ultrviolet camera


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Origins: Hubble:  It's All About Power and the ACS (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:34:08
Learn about the successful replacement of the Power Control Unit (PCU) and listen as we talk with Mark Clampin, part of the team that developed the Advanced Camera for Surveys scheduled for installation tonight.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 6, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, solar arrays, acs, hubble ultra deep field, color filter space photography,


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Origins: Hubble:  Hubble and the Next Gen Telescope (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:35:15
We learn about Hubble's new solar arrays, and Dr. Bruce Margon talks about the future of Hubble and about the Next Generation Telescope, which will eventually replace Hubble.

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Date: March 5, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, location of hubble, solar wind damage, solar arrays, solar panels


Real: 256K  
Origins: Hubble:  Preparing for Space (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:35:48
In an exclusive taped interview, Hubble payload commander and astronaut John Grunsfeld discusses how astronauts who'll be servicing a telescope in space train in a giant pool at the Johnson Space Center. We'll also show an interview with space engineer Amy Ross, filmed in the space suit laboratory at Johnson.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: columbia shuttle launch, rockets, rocket booster, designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, goddard space center, kennedy space center, john m. grunsfeld, nasa neutral buoyancy lab, spacewalks, spacesuits, infrared light, nicmos, , space gloves


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Origins: Hubble:  Hubble Servicing Mission Launch (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:29:40
Fresh from the launch viewing area at Kennedy Space Center, Ron Hipschman shows images and recounts what itís like to watch at shuttle launch from three miles away. We also preview the mission and the tasks the astronauts will be doing during their five planned space walks.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 2, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: columbia shuttle launch, rockets, rocket booster, designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, witnessing a shuttle launch, contrail, experiencing riding in the shuttle, nasa clean room, solar panels,


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