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Science On The Newshour: Space Exploration

32 minutes 55 seconds

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In the conquest of space today, it is robots, not humans, who get the glory. Describes missions that represent the foreseeable future in space exploration: sensor-filled craft and remotely operated devices going where people can't. The program features Deep Impact, a comet-blasting probe; Cassini-Huygens, pioneer of Saturn's moon, Titan; Robonaut, a machine designed to perform human tasks; Ranger, a huge mechanical spider that could conceivably repair the Hubble Space Telescope; the Hubble itself, aging but carrying on; and the planned Webb Space Telescope, Hubble's eventual successor on the vanguard of deep-space science. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) expanded audio description, (3) English subtitles, (4) English subtitles in black box, (5) closed captions.

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Science On The Newshour
Episode 1
31 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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