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February 16, 2021
AirSpace Presents Voyages to Mars: Landing
In 1897 author H.G. Wells imagined a different way to see Mars in his short shorty, “The Crystal Egg." Writing around the same time as his famous novel, “War of the Worlds,” he introduces us to two humans who discover a mysterious egg-shaped crystal that allows them to view the surface of Mars – and the strange creatures that inhabit it.
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AirSpace presents "Voyage to Mars"
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February 12, 2021
Lessons from Apollo 14
The Apollo program should be remembered as much for landing the first humans on the Moon as it is for countless demonstrations of problem solving and ingenuity, of continual fine-tuning and honing of expertise, which enabled NASA to set even more ambitious goals with each successive mission.
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Alan Shepard on the lunar surface
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February 11, 2021
Six Ways to Celebrate Perseverance This February
Be a part of the Perseverance landing with these six ways of celebrating the rover's mission!
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An artists illustration showing the Perseverance rover being lowered by a hovering device.
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February 11, 2021
AirSpace Season 4, Ep. 1
Cool It Now
Right now COVID-19 vaccines are traveling across the country and around the world – and air travel is a critical component of this supply chain. On today’s episode we’re breaking down the history of the cold chain and how air safety plays a part (particularly with all that dry ice).
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February 08, 2021
Small Steps and Giant Leaps in the Apollo Lunar Landings
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, which included the longest moonwalk without a rover, is a good time to show how traverses away from the lunar landers progressed from one mission to the next.
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An astronaut by a huge rock on the moon.
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February 02, 2021
Alluvial Fans and Deltas: Windows into the Late Climate History of Mars
A new global inventory of landforms created by water on Mars confirms they are more common than previously reported. Many of these landforms formed late in Mars’ history, which tells us that the timeframe that Mars may have been habitable for life lasted longer than we previously thought.
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A multicolor map showing two circular craters on Mars.
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January 28, 2021
Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Challenger
On January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger was set to launch on STS-51-L, on a mission to observe and track Halley’s Comet—73 seconds after launch, the shuttle disintegrated, ending the lives of all seven crew members. The disaster was most heavily felt in the space community and even in the realm of the cultural arts. Particularly, famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke and astronaut Sally K. Ride had their own respective responses to this tragedy.
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STS 51-L Challenger mission patch
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January 28, 2021
Challenger: A Moment in our Personal and Shared Memories
Seventy-three seconds after launch, Challenger was destroyed on live TV. We did not understand what we saw: Our teachers could not explain it, our parents were unlikely to have better answers, and few of us probably spent time paying attention to what transpired afterwards in terms of the official investigation. The Challenger disaster symbolizes a moment in our personal and shared memories when we felt great sorrow together.
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A rocket launches with a plum of smoke.
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January 28, 2021
Bonus! To Gaze
Over the summer we collaborated with the artist Diplo on a companion album to his new record MMXX. It’s called Under Ancient Skies and it’s available wherever you stream music. But we also created an audio tour of the night sky for a series of small, outdoor concerts Diplo performed.
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January 27, 2021
Imagining Faster-Than-Light Travel
After the 1950s, fictional depictions of space travel needed to suggest conceivable ways to cross interstellar distances to seem plausible. Some authors suggested faster-than-light drives, hyper drives, jump drives, worm holes, and black holes.
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Star Trek Enterprise Model