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Mars Mission Makes Clean Landing

The sounds of the Mars InSight Mission control room during the tense minutes leading to the landing on the surface.

November 26, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

Ion Drive: The First Flight

Researchers from MIT have flown a plane with no moving parts for the first time. It is powered by an "ion drive" which uses high powered electrodes to ionise and accelerate air particles, creating an "ionic wind." This wind drove a five-meter-wide craft across a sports hall. Unlike the ion drives which have powered space craft for decades, this new drive uses air as the accelerant. The researchers say it could power silent drones. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on November 21, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

November 26, 2018 — Nature Video

Air Force Tracks Final Frontier

General Jay Raymond, Commander of Air Force Space Command, talks about keeping watch over space and cyber.  

January 3, 2018 — Lee Billings and Steve Mirsky

Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate the Search for E.T.

SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.    

November 7, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

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