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Exploration: Space Stations

10 minutes 48 seconds

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Examines the history and future of manned space stations. Covers the Russian Mir's 14-year stay in space and its replacement by the International Space Station in 2000. Reviews the purpose of the U.S. Space Shuttle, the loss of Challenger and Columbia, and the effect the shuttle's grounding has on the ISS. Notes how astronauts live on the ISS, and emphasizes that the space station offers an opportunity for international cooperation and discovery.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds

Space station as seen from space. Caption: Section by section, it grew.
Season 0 / Ep 1
10 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Graphic of peaks and valleys below the surface of the water. Caption: And satellites unveil the seafloor,
Season 0 / Ep 2
42 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Glowing light in the center of concentric rings of gaseous substance. Caption: Formed of an inner ring 4.5 billion years ago,
Season 0 / Ep 3
12 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12