Learn about different types of spacecraft, both crewed and uncrewed, used for space exploration.

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    Seeing Earth Through Astronaut Eyes August 12, 2022 Probing Hostile Planets July 15, 2022 Raytheon Technologies Living in the Space Age June 16, 2022 Happy New Year 2022: Celebrating Friendship December 29, 2021 Enos: The Forgotten Chimp November 29, 2021
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    Learn more Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity Presented Online January 08 - June 08, 2015 Learn more Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC May 26, 2010 - May 02, 2011
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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Mo the Mars Man

    This story celebrates the upcoming landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

    https://youtu.be/tfZBkK5Y8ps Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Science, Solar System, Space, Spacecraft, Technology and Engineering

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    E.Z. Science: Launching to Mars with NASA's Perseverance Rover

    In the latest episode of #EZScience; learn about the upcoming launch of Perseverance. Dr. E and Dr. Z talk about the technological advancements of the newest Mars rover (and helicopter!).

    https://youtu.be/1P-QBtEyDbQ Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 9, Grade 11, Grade 12 Spacecraft, Uncrewed spaceflight, Technology and Engineering

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    E.Z. Science: Mars Perseverance Rover Will Look for Signs of Ancient Life

    In the latest episode of #EZScience; learn about the science behind NASA’s Perseverance rover that is targeted to launch to the Red Planet on July 30.

    https://youtu.be/McqMigM_YG8 Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Science, Spacecraft, Technology and Engineering

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    E.Z. Science: OSIRIS–REx Touches Down On Bennu

    The OSIRIS–REx spacecraft is scheduled to touch down on the asteroid Bennu on October 20; 2020; for its first sample collection attempt.

    https://youtu.be/N_737VvWq-Q Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Astronomy, Spacecraft, Uncrewed spaceflight

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    E.Z. Science: Preparing to Launch the Perseverance Rover to Mars

    In this “On the Go” episode of #EZScience; we’re on the scene at Kennedy Space Center with the rocket that will take the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter to Mars.

    https://youtu.be/ZRCTK5LpZXA Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Rockets, Spacecraft, Technology and Engineering

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    E.Z. Science: Playlist

    Dr. E and Dr. Z will share exciting new discoveries being made by NASA and others; and explore their relationship to the Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2aBZuCeDwlSXza3YLqwbUFokwqQHpPbp Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 5, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Commercial aviation, Commercial spaceflight, Human spaceflight, Science, Small solar system bodies, Space, Space stations, Spacecraft, Technology and Engineering

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