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Life, Unbounded

‘We Are The Explorers’: A Symphony Of NASA And Star Trek

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NASA produces a lot of great visual material, including some slick inspirational videos. But as a federal agency it can’t legally purchase air time to put this material in front of TV or movie-going audiences. Enter a crowdfunded effort to place ‘We Are The Explorers’ as a trailer to the upcoming Star Trek movie ‘Into [...]

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Observations

New Astronauts Face Limited Opportunities for Spaceflight [Video]

NASA announced on Monday its 2013 class of astronaut candidates, but the current state of the agency’s human spaceflight program makes it hard to get excited about what lies ahead for these remarkable individuals. To mark the announcement, NASA hosted a Google Hangout on Air with several administrators and former astronauts.   After sifting through [...]

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Observations

Notes from the Ground: Launch Day Wrap-Up

Atlantis Launch Notes: July 8, 9:00 P.M. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER—What a day it was. One to which I’ll dedicate lots of long-term memory neurons. It started tough, though—at 3:30 A.M., with a four-hour trip to the Kennedy Space Center 45 miles away. On the day that my still sleepy eyes would witness a spaceship rocket [...]

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Observations

Space rock: Vote for the new NASA wake-up song

Like most of us, NASA astronauts have to wake up and get to work—even when they’re in space. So NASA is running a contest to select two new wake-up songs for the STS-134 shuttle crew when it’s at the International Space Station. The winners will be announced and played during the next shuttle mission (NASA’s [...]

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PsiVid

YouTube SpaceLab Winners Learn Results of Experiments in Livestream with Bill Nye

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Last year, I told you about a contest that allowed teens to submit an experiment to be done on the International Space Station. Winners were chosen and now they are eagerly awaiting the result of their experiments! More details from the folks at Space Lab: This is “the culmination of the YouTube Space Lab competition [...]

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PsiVid

Moon-day Mood Music Video

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Today’s Monday Music Video is not a music video per se, but instead features three songs from a soundtrack to an excellent movie about the Apollo missions. Evoking a sense of weightlessness and other-worldliness is an intuitive goal for most music on videos, movies, and TV programs featuring space and space travel. No one has [...]

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PsiVid

Reminiscing about the Space Shuttle Program through Video

I was recently chosen to attend the NASAtweetup for the last shuttle launch of Atlantis. I shared the excitement of the event here on the SciAm Guest blog. Keeping in the theme of our new blog which focuses on science in video, I thought it would be appropriate to include a few shuttle and space [...]

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The Countdown

The Countdown, Episode 4: Cave-Dwelling Astronauts, Two-Star Solar System, Voyager on The Edge, Millions of Quasars, New Mars Mission

Story 5 Astronauts from five different space agencies are participating in the CAVES project, an underground training exercise beneath the island of Sardinia. Links: Astronauts Heading Deep Underground for Spaceflight Training Story 4 Scientists have discovered a two-star solar system orbited by two planets, an astronomical first. Links: Two Alien Planets Found with Twin Suns [...]

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