Films by Subject Space

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Ancient Chinese Inventions - A Four Part Series

This four part program recounts the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an empire, an empire that at its prime spawned incredible inventions that sparked the dawn of our modern world. The story of the genius of this astonishing civilization is told by traveling back in time to witness China's inventions and how they were used.
Release
2003
Minutes
4x26
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Cosmos: 8-Part Series

COSMOS - 8 PART SERIES Presented with spectacular new images from NASA and ESA's (European Space Agency) May 2009 overhaul of the Hubble Telescope and satellite photos, this video series embarks on an exploration of the known universe from our own planet to galaxies light years away. Complex digital models of galactic collisions, stellar formations and other Astronomical theories along with mesmerizing pho-tography of the world we can't directly observe ourselves make up the visual exposition. This series will inspire wonder and respect for knowledge that is at the root of all science. COSMOS is testimony to the complexity of our world and a perfect visual aid for the investigation of otherwise abstract principles of infinity, space and time, and the life of the Solar System.
Release
2010
Minutes
18-29
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Descent To Titan

This is the gripping story of the Huygens probe's journey to Titan, Saturn's enigmatic moon. The final phase of its epic trip begins with a Christmas Day separation from the Cassini spacecraft. For three weeks the probe closes in on Titan's brooding orange cloud tops. Never before had anyone attempted to land a spacecraft on such a distant world and the tension mounts as the final dramatic moments of Huygen's descent begins. Would the probe's data and images reveal Titan's many secrets? Would there be a signal at all?
Release
2006
Minutes
28-45
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD

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Einstein's Journey to the Cosmos (2 Part Series)

How Einstein's 20th century theories are shaping 21st century science. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein is universally considered one of the greatest thinkers of modern times, a man whose name is synonymous with genius itself. Yet despite the consensus, few really understand the ideas and applications of his theory of relativity and other important works. Perhaps fewer still realize how important his research is to astrophysicists today, as they search the skies to study black holes, seek out new worlds, and even investigate travel through time.
Release
2006
Minutes
50
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Extreme Environments: Mars

Of all the planets, Mars has an environment most like Earth. We
look at the multiple missions to Mars, and the technology employed
by NASA in its probes to assist with the search for water
and life on Mars. 

      
Release
2012
Minutes
24
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Extreme Environments: Space

Across the void of space, the other planets in our solar system all
have environments that are hostile to life as we know it. 

Release
2012
Minutes
24
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! 26-Part Space and Astronautic Series

This 26-part astronomy and astronautic series takes "tweens" beyond the classics of the Big Dipper and Moon on an informative and entertaining tour of our solar system, the Milky Way and beyond.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 1: How Do I Become an Astronaut?

Watch as astronauts train for a space mission. Learn how to make dinner on the Space Shuttle. Pay a visit to Space Camp and the International Space Station.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 10: Is the Earth the Only Planet With Water?

Explore other worlds that have some form of H2O. We find a salt water ocean on a moon over 350 million miles away. Will water lead us to life on other planets?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 11: Why Do Some Planets Have Rings?

Fly through the rings of Saturn aboard the Cassini spacecraft and have a snowball fight among the billions of particles circling this beautiful planet. Is Saturn the only planet with rings? Find out how they form.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 12: How Cold Is Pluto?

Visit the observatory where Pluto was discovered. Join the debate on whether Pluto even deserves to be called a planet.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 13: Is Anyone Out There?

The Search for Extratraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Have we found any strange worlds? If we make contact with aliens, what will we say and what language would we speak?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 14: How Far Can We Go In Space?

What kind of rockets will we need in order to travel further into space? Find out why half the people who fly get sick. Could you live in an enclosed chamber for months on end?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 15: How Big Is the Earth?

We've come a long way since thinking the earth was flat. Now satellites provide us real-time updates on everything we need to know like weather, ocean currents and forest cover.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 16: Is There Life On Other Worlds?

Come explore strange places on Earth, where "extremeophiles" make their home. If life can exist in these places, can similar life be found on other worlds?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 17: What Happens When You Fall Into a Black Hole?

Learn what black holes are, and how you can fall into another universe. How do these objects form? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Learn about pulsars and neutron stars.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 18: How Does the Earth Move?

Does everything in space move but us? No way. We learn about Galileo's quest to understand how the earth and the solar system move throughout the galaxy in this modern astronomy history lesson.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 19: Where Is the Center Of the Universe?

We used to think that the Earth was the center of our Universe, but we now know that is not so. Is there really even a center? Why are stars and galaxies moving away from us?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 2: When Can I Go to Mars?

Join the Mars Rovers on their journey to the "Red Planet." Is there life on Mars? How long until we send humans there?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 20: Do UFO's Really Exist?

We travel to Roswell, New Mexico and visit the large aircraft hangar where an alien craft might have crashed. Did the military really find alien bodies? Are there top secret projects going on?
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 21: When Are We Going Back to the Moon?

Check out the inside of a huge lunar habitat, a home on the moon where people will live one day. We'll learn about new types of rockets that will take people into space. See how much fun low moon gravity is.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 22: Where Do Stars Come From?

Once stars burn out they recycle to become new stars, planets or other things. We'll see what happens when Supernovas take place. We have more in common with stars than you think.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 23: How Can I Explore Space Now?

You don't need to be an astronaut or astronomer to see what space is like. Take a visit to Space Camp! meet some young people who are building a Mars colony.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 24: When Can We Take Holidays in Space?

We'll go floating in a zero gravity plane and feel just like the astronauts do in space. Learn about the spaceport being designed for tourists.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 25: How Do You Drive a Space Robot?

Robots have seen more of space than we have. Learn how these robots are made to withstand the toughest elements of space and how they work without human help. It's not as easy as you might think to build one.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 26: Do Other Planets Have Weather?

Learn how our weather on earth isn't that bad compared to some other planets, such as a storm three times larger than earth, winds blowing at hundreds of mph, lightning bolts bigger than the US.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 3: Why Is the Sun So Hot?

We travel around the sun get to know how it works. Learn how stars are made. Explore dark sun spots, bright solar flares, the invisible solar wind and more.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 4: Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Learn how our own atmosphere plays a role in what we see. Visit some of the largest telescopes on the planet and see the clearest images of the universe.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 5: Where's Our Place In Space?

Learn how tiny we really are compared to the rest of the galaxy. Did you know there are more stars in the galaxy than grains of sand on the beach? Build a model of our solar system that easily fits inside a baseball stadium.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 6: Why Are Planets Round?

Learn how the force of gravity influences the shapes of planets. Visit a gravity trap and learn about the ultimate gravity trap, a black hole.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 7: How Do We Get Around in Space?

So you think launching a rocket into space is easy? Think again. Mission planners have plenty of elements to contend with. We profile all sorts of space-aged tricks learning how to do it.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 8: Why Do Comets Have Tails?

Fly right through the tail of a comet and pick up some dust to study when we come back to earth. What are they made of? Meet a modern-day comet hunter who has found new ones.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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Heads Up! Part 9: What Are Shooting Stars?

Meet the astronomers who patrol the skies for asteroids that can potentially strike the earth and cause massive damage. We visit the crater where one fell over 50 thousand years ago.
Release
2007
Minutes
28
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD

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High Frontier, The

Outer space is open for business. It's a booming $50 billion a year industry and growing so fast that not even the sky is the limit. Few of us give any thought to the myriad satellites bobbing around thousands of miles above our heads. But watch TV, the internet, weather forecasts, international phone calls and stock market trades. As space becomes increasingly commercialized and militarized, are we allowing the dangers to outweigh the potential benefits?
Release
2006
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD

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Journey to Jupiter

Circling Jupiter, the solar system's biggest planet, sensors reveal deadly radiation. But secure in virtual reality, we plunge down through Jupiter's giant red spot, deep into a hostile, gassy world.
Release
1999
Minutes
10
Grade Level
I-S
Format
VHS

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Nebulas and Galaxies (Parts 1 & 2)

NEBULAS AND GALAXIES - PART I AND PART II Many of the recent discoveries by the Hubble Space Telescope have been catalogued by letters and numbers. Gone are the poetic, mythical names like Milky Way or Andromeda or Pegasus. No claim of miracles, no mystical story connected to the map of stars.
Release
2010
Minutes
20 minues each
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Part 1: A Theory for the Universe

We learn about what went into the development of Einstein's theory of relativity, a new direction in science that forever changed the way we see the universe and all that's in it. Through careful explanation, the viewer learns how Einstein's theories shaped what we know today about the nature of light, the Big Bang, the space-time continuum, and how it all shapes the cosmos.
Release
2007
Minutes
50
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Part 12: Earth's Attraction - Gravity/Density

Earth, moon or the outer space? Johan and his friends will need to explore to find the difference between gravity and density.
Release
2005
Minutes
12
Grade Level
P-E
Format
DVD

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Part 2: Contemplating Black Holes

Einstein's theories are directly applied to these ominous entities lurking somewhere in the universe. Not only does this installment explore what black holes are and what kind of research is being done today, but it also delves into how Einstein's theories led to their discovery...at least on paper.
Release
2007
Minutes
50
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Part 3: Astronomy And Chronology

After experiments with sundials, water and candle clocks, the Chinese developed the world's first accurate clock involving an escapement device. Their mathematicians calculated pi; their astronomers recognized the egg yolk shape of the earth and developed an accurate system for measuring the movement of the stars.
Release
2003
Minutes
26
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Part 4: Printmaking, Armaments and Rocketry, Government

Chinese inventions and discoveries include gunpowder, bombs, shrapnel, underground and sea mines, aerial bombs and muskets (fire lances), rockets, cannon, immunization, paper, printing with movable type, modem books and bookstores, civil service exams and playing cards.
Release
2003
Minutes
26
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Planet Earth (Parts 1 &2)

Earth's Moon was born in a catastrophic collision more than 4 billion years ago. It started out very close to the planet but has been moving away ever since. It's drifting away every year.
Release
2010
Minutes
26 and 22
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Planet Of The Rings

Girdled by its mighty rings, Saturn is the most recognizable yet least understood planet. Seven years after leaving Earth, Cassini, the most sophisticated planetary explorer ever built, arrives at Saturn for a four-year orbital mission. The fate of the entire $3.5 billion expedition depends upon Mission Control being able to thread an unmanned spacecraft, traveling at 80,000 kilometers per hour, through a gap in the rings of Saturn without hitting even a speck of debris. Failure would be absolute; success, an historic moment in the annals of space exploration.
Release
2006
Minutes
28
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD

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Search For Gravity Waves, The

THE SEARCH FOR GRAVITY WAVES illustrates in laymans terms some complex ideas in astro-physics and communicates the awesome task scientists face in trying to detect the movement caused by a passing gravity wave. <br><br> Detecting gravity waves will bring us closer to an understanding of the origins of existence, where we all come from and where we might be going.
Release
1990
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S,C,G
Format
DVD and VHS

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Solar System (Parts 1 & 2)

The solar system is alive. At its heart is our Sun, offering the very mol- ecules of its body to create the energy fueling the system. The planets are the concentrated remnants of an enormous cloud of dust and gas that had transformed into a disk, condensed at its center until finally ig- niting into a star.
Release
2010
Minutes
29 and 19
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Space Exploration - Four Part Series

Experience the drama and discovery of space exploration and challenge your perception of Mars, Saturn and Titan with these four programs. A powerful team of award-winning science journalists report on a mixture of stories highlighting science breakthroughs and investigating their implications, ethics and politics behind them. The series also provides a profile on scientists at work in the field.
Release
2006
Minutes
28-45
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD

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Tech Tools: Space Exploration

Before man set foot on the moon, many of us have dreamt of
going into space. Now, with developments in space tourism
those dreams may become reality. With Virgin Galactic set to
offer suborbital flights in the not too distant future and other
companies experimenting with similar programs, space travel
for the public is an achievable development aided by continuous
research and advancements across the industry. Along with
technologies allowing mapping of the moon, the ATLAS experiment
on track to answer some of the most challenging questions
about our universe and the ESA working towards sending
man to Mars, the future of space exploration looks set to offer
some momentous discoveries.

Release
2102
Minutes
24
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Travel Thru History: Space Coast, FL

In this episode we visit the Kennedy Space Center located on Florida's famous "Space Coast." We'll speak to NASA engineers about the past, present and future of American space travel, as well as take a look at the attractions Kennedy Space Center has to offer.
Release
2012
Minutes
22
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Universe (Parts 1 & 2, The

Over a thousand years ago, the stellar explosion known as supernova SN 1006 was observed. It was brighter than Venus, and visible during the day for weeks. The brightest supernova ever recorded on Earth, this spectacular light show was documented all around the world. An- cient observers were treated to this celestial firework display without understanding its cause.
Release
2010
Minutes
21 and 24
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Voyage to the Sea of Mars

Planet earth has launched an all out scientific assault on Mars. On the frontline, two NASA rovers began crawling across the surface of Mars, a planet once thought to be frozen and sterile. High above, Europe's Mars Express gazed down from orbit with a roving eye and an arsenal of high tech detectors. All three were scouting for evidence of one simple earthly ingredient - water. Find proof that water had once flowed across the dusty Red Planet, and the hunt for Martians - dead or alive - could begin in earnest.
Release
2006
Minutes
28
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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