Tag: space

Richard Cook Speaks About The Mars Curiosity Rover: “From A to Z: Getting Curiosity to the Launch Pad”

Looking for something to watch to disconnect from the family for a while? Here’s MSL Deputy Project Manager Richard Cook’s excellent lecture “From A to Z: Getting Curiosity to the Launch Pad“, in which he covers the entire process of designing and deploying the Mars Curiosity Rover, now on its way to Mars. Out of …

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First Orbit: Commemmorating 50 Years of Spaceflight

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first orbit around the earth, documentarian Christopher Riley gives us this film: First Orbit. A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering first orbit, shot entirely in space from on board the International Space Station. The film combines this new footage with Gagarin’s original …

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