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Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab develop new technologies and methods to tackle some of astronomy’s great challenges. They are finding new ways to travel to distant planets and explore the geography of various celestial bodies. The scientists also provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their laboratories and product development.

A hexagonal space craft with three much larger wings equally spaced around the hexagonal base flying in space with the planet Jupiter in the distant background. Caption: Juno's going to Jupiter to learn about how it was formed.
Crazy Engineering
Episode 1
3 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A roughly rectangular space craft with two solar wings approaches a much larger round spacecraft surrounded in petal-like protrusions. Caption: The one in space will be tens of meters.
Crazy Engineering
Episode 2
4 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A rectangular space craft with a large, flat round disc pointed towards the planet earth, visible in the background. Caption: We've launched hundreds into low Earth orbit for years.
Crazy Engineering
Episode 3
2 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A person crouching in front of a vertical panel. A device is adhered to the panel. Caption:  Real Time. We have electrostatic grippers,
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Episode 4
3 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A cylindrical space craft with two solar wings and two rods capped in spheres protruding from it in relief over the planet Earth and space. Caption: The Hubble Telescope is made of several different instruments.
Crazy Engineering
Episode 5
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A roughly cube shaped space craft with a communications dish and two large rectangular solar panels flying through space. Caption: It wouldn't be possible without ion propulsion.
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Episode 6
3 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A cube shaped space craft on a tripod of legs and four rotor-like wings on top sitting on the surface of a barren planet. Caption:  5 Survive Mars Environment. "And it has to survive the harsh environment of Mars."
Crazy Engineering
Episode 7
2 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A cylindrical space craft with equipment and antennas protruding from it in relief against a large grayish-brown planet with rings in the background. Caption: We'll shoot between Saturn and its rings.
Crazy Engineering
Episode 8
3 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12