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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...

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
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