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Crazy Engineering: Ion Propulsion for the Dawn Mission

3 minutes 30 seconds

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Ion propulsion might sound like science fiction, but engineers at NASA are using it to drive NASA’s "Dawn" spacecraft through the solar system. Learn how ion propulsion works and why it is the reason "Dawn" will be the first spacecraft ever to orbit two solar system bodies beyond Earth. Part of the “Crazy Engineering” series.

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Runtime: 3 minutes 30 seconds

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Episode 1
3 minutes 17 seconds
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Episode 2
4 minutes 11 seconds
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Episode 3
2 minutes 48 seconds
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Episode 4
3 minutes 51 seconds
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Episode 5
3 minutes 8 seconds
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Episode 6
3 minutes 30 seconds
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Episode 7
2 minutes 59 seconds
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Episode 8
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12