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Xploration Outer Space: Big Impact

22 minutes 11 seconds

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Human-made satellite floats toward us in a dark space.

The combination of technological advancements and space exploration are making big impacts. This episode looks at two of those big impacts: space tourism and satellite detection of polluters. Part of the "Xploration Outer Space" series.

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Runtime: 22 minutes 11 seconds

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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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