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Gamma Ray Bursts: Explaining the Universe's Biggest Bangs

October 10, 2005 • 0:28:50

Swift satellite principal investigator Neil Gehrels on what causes the universe's biggest explosions. Q&A on the rings of Saturn, and a new space trivia contest during our What's Up segment about the night sky and more.

Going Up! Ben Shelef of the Spaceward Foundation on Space Elevator Development

October 03, 2005 • 0:28:50

The Spaceward Foundation is about to host the first Space Elevator Games. Founder Ben Shelef talks about this and other projects. Q&A on where to look for life in our solar system and a new What's Up space trivia quiz.

NASA's Chief Scientist on the Vision for Space Exploration

September 26, 2005 • 0:28:50

NASA's Jim Garvin comments on the agency's just announced plans for human exploration and new spacecraft. Also Lou Friedman, Q&A on craters throughout the solar system, and Bruce Betts with a new What's Up contest.

Japanese Hayabusa Probe Reaches Asteroid

September 19, 2005 • 0:28:50

Project Manger Junichiro Kawaguchi celebrates the arrival at asteroid Itokawa, with further insights provided by former JPL Director Bruce Murray. Q&A on ice volcanoes, and a new trivia contest on What's Up.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Project Manager and Project Scientist

September 12, 2005 • 0:28:50

MRO Project Manager Jim Graf and Project Scientist Rich Zurek introduce us to their powerful new spacecraft. Running out of big Near Earth Objects on Q&A, and we get Lost In Space" during the latest What's Up."

The Pioneer Anomaly: A Mystery in Deep Space

September 05, 2005 • 0:28:50

The Pioneer Anomaly: A Mystery in Deep Space

Amateur Astronomy: Do It Yourself Space Exploration

August 29, 2005 • 0:28:50

Amateur Astronomy: Do It Yourself Space Exploration

A Tour of the Solar System With Bill Hartmann

August 22, 2005 • 0:28:50

A Tour of the Solar System With Bill Hartmann

Mike Brown, Discoverer of 2003 UB313...Planet 10?

August 15, 2005 • 0:28:50

Mike Brown, Discoverer of 2003 UB313...Planet 10?

Author and Four-Time Shuttle Astronaut Tom Jones

August 08, 2005 • 0:28:50

Author and Four-Time Shuttle Astronaut Tom Jones

A Year of Saturn Discoveries From Cassini

August 01, 2005 • 0:28:50

A Year of Saturn Discoveries From Cassini

NASA Goes for Star Trek Science: Bob Cassanova of the Institute for Advanced Concepts

July 25, 2005 • 0:28:50

NASA Goes for Star Trek Science: Bob Cassanova of the Institute for Advanced Concepts

Deep Impact Begins to Reveal Comet Secrets

July 18, 2005 • 0:28:50

Deep Impact Begins to Reveal Comet Secrets

Space Shuttle Flight Director Talks About Return to Flight

July 11, 2005 • 0:28:50

Space Shuttle Flight Director Talks About Return to Flight

Deep Impact Special

July 04, 2005 • 0:28:50

Deep Impact Special

Cosmos 1: Solar Sail Special Report

June 27, 2005 • 0:28:50

Cosmos 1: Solar Sail Special Report

Solar Sail Countdown

June 20, 2005 • 0:28:50

Solar Sail Countdown

Move Over Hubble: The Spitzer Space Telescope

June 13, 2005 • 0:28:50

Move Over Hubble: The Spitzer Space Telescope

The Threat of Military Space Debris

June 06, 2005 • 0:28:50

The Threat of Military Space Debris

Saving Voyager

May 30, 2005 • 0:28:50

Saving Voyager

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