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Comet Halley Returns
The program features a narrated history of Halley’s Comet and a discussion about its value to astronomers in studying the origin of the solar system. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0012

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Picture the Solar System
Although Copernicus and Galileo’s original depictions of the solar system were quite accurate, many intriguing discoveries have been made by scientific spacecraft in the past decades. Because of these spacecraft, we are able to closely study the asteroids, Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, and Venus, as well as the comets which orbit the Sun. Theories about how the solar system evolved are being challenged by the data from the Voyager and Pioneer probes. [color, 14-1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0013
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19 MINUTES TO EARTH
This video examines the scientific findings of Viking missions to Mars. Students are introduced to a variety of information returned to Earth from the planet. This includes soil and atomospheric analysis, as well as biological and geological data. Actual photographs taken by the Viking spacecraft from orbit and on the surface of Mars are accented in this program. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0014

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MERCURY: EXPLORATION OF A PLANET

The flight of the Mariner 10 spacecraft to Venus and Mercury is detailed in animation and photography. Views of Mercury are featured. Included is animation on the origin of the solar system. Dr. Bruce C. Murray, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, comments on the mission. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0015
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making medicine in space
Dr. Charles Walker, Shuttle Payload Specialist, McDonnell Douglas Corp., tells us how medicine can possibly be made economically in space. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0063

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exobiology
Dr. Donald de Vincenzi, chief of biological research at NASA Headquarters, discusses problems which humans may face during long space flights. [color, 30 minutes] $29.95 ST0067

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human machine in space
Dr. James Logan, chief of the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Medical Operations Branch, discusses how the human organism functions during space travel. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0068

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Gemini science program
Scientists explain the life science experiment developed for Gemini missions. A brief synopsis of these missions is included. The program shows astronaut training, as well as Gemini Program milestones -rendezvous and docking of two spacecraft and Ed White’s spacewalk. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0054

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project mercury summation
Initial contract awards mark the birth of Project Mercury and contributions to the more advanced space flight programs. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0053
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New Look At The Old Moon
The decade of 1969-1979 is seen as the time when lunar science emerged from the dark ages as a result of the geophysical and sample investigations made possible by the Apollo flights to the Moon. After a brief summary of the Apollo missions and laboratory investigative techniques, the film treats the major epoch in lunar history uncovered by the investigations and what it will mean for the future. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0041
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Life on the moon
This program begins with an explanation of the importance and function of the NASA JSC’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory. Geological and botanical experiments are performed on rock and soil samples to determine if the Moon sustains life. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0055
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Moon: Old & New
Presents the Moon as studied by man for more than 20 centuries. Reviews the history of lunar studies before the first Moon landing, the major things learned since Apollo 11, and closes with a resume of lunar investigations scientists would like to undertake in the future. [color, 25 minutes] $29.95 ST0071
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PARTNERSHIP SPACE: MISSION HELIOS
This video follows the development and launch of HELIOS which orbits the Sun closer than any manmade object ever has. With a montage of artwork depicting man’s fascination with the Sun over the centuries, the film leads into present-day technological efforts to grasp the significance and influence of the Sun on our planet. [color, 27 minutes] $29.95 ST0016
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OUR STAR THE SUN
The sun as revealed by thousands of pictures taken by skylab astronauts. Much new information and understanding about the Sun was gained from the three Skylab flights. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0001
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VIEW OF THE SKY
By the use of symbolic photography, this video explores various historical theories of the origin and order of the solar system from Copernicus through Einstein, with a brief look at modern scientific exploration of space. Our knowledge of the solar system is traced through the view of a youth today. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0017
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SPACE NAVIGATION
This video explains in nontechnical terms the mathematical principles of charting a course in space for both manned and unmanned spacecraft. It shows navigational techniques to be considered in future flights from the Earth to other planets. The video emphasizes navigational problems and equipment used in the Apollo Program. [color, 21 minutes] $29.95 ST0018
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Space Flight: Application of Orbital Mechanics
Describes the fundamental laws of physics, of how an object obtains orbit and stays there. Geared to the average student, this video is a primer for potential satellite users. Covers launch, insertion and on-orbit maintenance. [color, 36 minutes] $29.95 ST0023
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Gyroscopes In Space
Illustrates the basic principles of gyroscopes by utilizing kinescope and other film footage from Skylab inflight science demonstrations. Scientist-Astronaut Dr. Owen K. Garriott discusses the experiment using both voice-over and on-camera narration. [color, 16 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0045
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MAGNETISM IN SPACE
Scientist-Astronaut Dr. Owen K. Garriott reviews familiar magnetic effects and applications of magnets on Earth. He also shows how these effects are observable in space in new and different ways. The video concludes with important present and future applications of “Magnetism in Space”. [color, 20 minutes] $29.95 ST0024
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Skylab: Space Station I
This video reviews the repair operation of the first mission, proving man’s presence is vital to successful space exploration. Shows medical experiments looking at man as he reacted to long-term weightlessness. Includes observations of solar flares, Comet Kohoutek, and studies of the Sun looking toward future energy production. Covers Earth studies by means of the Earth Resources Experiments Package. Narrated by each member of the three Skylab crews. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0042
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our laboratories in space
This video examines some of the scientific and medical experiments that were performed during the Skylab Program and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, as well as those which were anticipated for Space Shuttle missions. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0056

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FOUR ROOMS : EARTH VIEW
Skylab was the first U.S. manned space station. This is the story of the three missions and the nine astronauts who occupied the manned laboratory for a total of 171 days. Crisscrossing 70 percent of the Earth’s land area, Skylab’s sensors gathered information about many features of the planet. Actor E.G. Marshall is host and moderator. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0020

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Looking Ahead…And Back
A look at the future and what it may hold for NASA, as well as a look at past accomplishments. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0038
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Setting The Stage For The Future
Some of the projects NASA worked on during the 80’s are presented. Airplane computers and XV-15 Tiltrotor are two of the subjects covered. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0039
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Behind The Scenes At the National Air And Space Museum

E.T. Woolridge, director of aeronautics, discusses the development of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0040
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Conservation Laws In Zero G
Scientist-Astronaut Dr. Owen K. Garriott discusses demonstrations of angular momentum both from Skylab and a classroom back on Earth. Some of the examples used are: astronauts spinning and rotating in space, an ice skater spinning, a cat dropped with zero angular momentum landing on its feet, and a model of the Explorer 1 satellite. [color, 18 minutes] $29.95 ST0046

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Magnetic Effects In Space
Scientist-Astronaut Dr. Owen K. Garriott discusses a demonstration of the Earth’s magnetic field both from the Skylab and a classroom back on Earth. [color, 14 minutes] $29.95 ST0047
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Opportunities In Zero Gravity
The Space Shuttle and Skylab are seen as the first opportunities to routinely utilize the new environment of zero gravity. This video surveys the characteristics of the weightless environment through the eyes of the crewmen that flew on board Skylab. Early problems of working in weightlessness and the subsequent solutions are seen. Mobility, mass transfer, handling of small parts, and other unique aspects of zero gravity are depicted. [color, 18 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0070
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zero g and space suits
The space suit worn by Apollo astronauts is described. Weightlessness is also explained using animation. Astronauts are seen in zero g and during extravehicular activity. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0052
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ingredients for space travel
This program stresses the need for regenerative systems for space travel. Regenerative systems for water and oxygen are explained in detail, and astronauts are shown in a free-space simulator device. Oxygen recovery and thermal control systems are also examined. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0050
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nasa biosatellite program: between the atom and the star
Biologists explain the kinds of experiments to be done on the Earth-orbiting biosatellite. How the experiments were conducted, the importance for seeking information about weightless atmospheres for scientific research, and the manned space program are shown. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0051
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examination of life
This program begins by stating several characteristics of life. Of all the planets in our solar system, Earth is the only one known to have life. Scientists are not sure how life on Earth began. Early 1960s work on the origin of life by university and NASA scientists is shown. Several terms describing building blocks of life are explained. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0057
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life elsewhere
Explore the possibility of life outside Earth. The show begins by looking at Comet Halley and the work being done to find amino acids in meteoroids. Early 1960s research at the NASA Ames Research Center on the possibility of life elsewhere is also seen. A simulated Martian atmosphere experiment and concept models of the first space probes suggested for Mars are shown. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0058
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life on three planets beyond earth
This video begins by briefly looking at Jupiter and Venus and presents the theory that life probably does not exist on those planets. Scientists state their opinions about the possibility of life on Mars. An organic analysis instrument is shown along with three experiments that were conducted by the Viking lander on Mars. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0059
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extraterrestrials
Explore the imagination as it relates to the progress of man. Some examples are Jules Verne’s science fiction novel, “From Earth To The Moon”, and H.G. Wells' novel, “War Of The Worlds”. A segment about Copernicus and other men, some of whose imaginative ideas came true and changed concepts of the universe. Finally, clips from a symposium of leading scientists are shown. Some of their ideas may also become reality. [color, 28 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0060
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search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Dr. Charles L. Seeger, professor of physics and astronomy, San Francisco State University, describes the NASA program to listen to radio signals from space for clues of extraterrestrial intelligence. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0069
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HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE: THE CHALLENGE & COMPLEXITY OF OPERATIONS
A close up look at the complex operations of the Hubble Space Telescope. This film looks not only at the scheduling of scientific operations aboard the telescope but at the complexity of just its general operation. [color 17 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0078
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ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM: A SYMPHONY OF LIGHT
Astronauts show how the spectrum of light is important to the study of space, stars and our universe. [color, 19 minutes] $29.95 ST0080
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VEGETATION ASSESSMENT
This program covers a series of discussions on meetings between Earth Resources scientists and fictitious power company officials who use remote satellite sensing to select a route across the state of South Dakota for a power line. [color, 30 minutes] $29.95 ST0081
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DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE WEATHER
Weather just does not happen; it is caused. This film describes all three weather scales—the microphysical (tiny particles), middle (front and cells), and global (layers of atmosphere)—that are interrelated in a total system. One of the benefits of the Space Shuttle is the opportunity to test these conditions in zero-g. In addition the solar wind can be observed and tested from a more advantageous position. [color, 14 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0075
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SENTINELS IN SPACE
This program is a classic National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) production in which the many satellites that watch over conditions on Earth are discussed. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0083
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ADVANCING TV BY SATELLITE
Describes how communications satellites work, and emphasizes the Communications Technology Satellite which may have been the precursor of small user two-way television communications. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0084
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NEWTON IN SPACE
With the aid of space shuttle astronauts and animated sequences, students learn about Newton's three laws of motion. [color, 12 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0085
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Space Shuttle - A REMARKABLE FLYING MACHINE
The student is taken through the hours prior to the first launch of Space Shuttle Columbia, through lift-off, the successful maiden voyage, and landing at Rogers dry lakebed in California. All test objectives were met or exceeded by the astronauts and the vehicle. [color, 30 minutes] $29.95
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Earth Views From Shuttle Flights
This production features Earth views compiled from a variety of video footage shot during Shuttle missions. Included are parts of North America, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Also includes views of Hurricane Elena, an Earth sunrise, and a day/night Earth terminator. [color, 26 minutes] $29.95
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SPACE SHUTTLE: MISSION TO THE FUTURE
This video documents the importance of the space shuttle to America and the world. Students have the opportunity to witness testing of the shuttle and training of the astronauts, as well as, follow mission specialists in their work. Novelists James Michener and Isaac Asimov talk about the challenge of our age: the rapid advancements in technology. They also discuss the bearing of the mission on our nation's future. [color, 25 minutes] $29.95
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Shuttle Life In The World Of Weightlessness
Astronaut Sally Ride discusses the hazards of daily life in the Space Shuttle’s weightless environment. [color, 30 minutes] $29.95
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Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed
Story of the historic first landing of men on the Moon in July, 1969. Highlights the principle events of the mission from launch through post-recovery activities of Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins, with emphasis on initial exploration of the lunar surface. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0027
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Apollo 13: "HOUSTON, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM"
Depicts the dramatic voyage of Apollo 13. The most serious accident to occur in space changed the mission from a routine lunar landing to a desperate fight for crew survival. The video ends with worldwide relief and joy when Apollo 13 splashes down on target in the Pacific. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0028
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Other Apollo Mission DVDs Include:
Apollo 7, Flight of
[color, 14 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0025
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Apollo 8: Go For TLI
[color, 22 1/2 minutes] $29.95 ST0026
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Apollo 14: Mission to Fra Mauro
[color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0029
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Apollo 15: Mountains of the Moon
[color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0030
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the day before
This program highlights the mood of the people that surrounded the long awaited Apollo 11 mission. This journey captured the hearts of all America, as well as the world. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0061
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U.S./RUSSIA SPACE COOPERATION
This video features computer animation of the proposed U.S./Russia cooperative space station. Includes an explanation of the assembly sequence and shows some footage and animation of the Mir space station. [color, 25 minutes] $29.95 ST0086
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Space Station Freedom
This video tape includes both of the following two titles:

  • MCDAC SPACE STATION FREEDOM ASSEMBLY SEQUENCE
    This video features computer animations and explanation of proposed assembly sequence of space station Freedom using the space shuttle. [color, 15 minutes]
  • SPACE STATION FREEDOM - AUGUST 1992
    This video consists of progress reports from Johnson Space Center, Lewis Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center on the planning phase of space station Freedom in 1992. [color, 12 minutes]


Order “MCDAC Space Station Freedom Assembly Sequence” and “Space Station Freedom-August 1992” (both on the same video tape) by using order number ST0087 — SPACE STATION FREEDOM. $29.95

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SPACE STATION ASSEMBLY FLIGHTS MB-1 - MB-8
This video produced by the NASA John Space Center’s Mission Planning and Analysis Division, uses color, computer animation to depict how the future space station will be assembled. The video, divided into eight segments representing each flight, demonstrates the construction of space station elements according to NASA’s Critical Evaluation Task Force. It includes such scenes as astronauts in EVA, the flight Telerobotic Servicers, and solar array deployment. [color, 33 minutes] $29.95 ST0088
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HOUSTON - I THINK WE’VE GOT A SATELLITE
This video highlights the record breaking mission of STS-49, the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Includes the dramatic capture, repair, and reboost of the INTELSAT VI satellite, as well as the ASEM experiment, to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain EVA techniques for the future construction of a space station. [color, 30 minutes] $29.95 ST0089
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ASTRO SMILES
This video is a humorous look at life onboard the space shuttle. [color, 20 minutes] $29.95 ST0090
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GO FOR SEP: THE SPACE SHUTTLE APPROACH AND LANDING TESTS
This video utilizes air-to-air and ground-based photography from the Dryden Flight Research Center, CA, to depict the story of the ALT program—from transport of Orbiter OV-101 from Palmdale, CA, to Dryden and the successful completion of the test flight series. [color, 20 minutes] $29.95 ST0091
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EXPANDING MAN’S WINGS
In this video assembly and preflight checkout of the space shuttle are depicted through animation and actual footage of the Orbiters Enterprise and Columbia [color, 18 minutes] $29.95 ST0092
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SPACE SHUTTLE: THE ORBITER
This video explains the Space shuttle transportation system in general includisg the main components: orbiter, external tank, and solid rocket boosters. Also describes the orbiter's size, configuration, internal design, and its many systems. [color, 18 minutes] $29.95 ST0093
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1990 ASCAN LAND SURVIVAL TRAINING
Astronaut candidates participate in survival psychology classes, training in the use of signal flare rockets and pyrotechnics at Fairchild AFB, WA, and wilderness training in northwest Washington. [color, 32 minutes] $29.95 ST0094
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1990 ASCAN WATER SURVIVAL TRAINING
This video shows the astronaut candidates practicing “drown proofing,” parasailing, and other water survival techniques in Pensacola, FL. [color, 31 minutes] $29.95 ST0095
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1987 ASCAN WATER SURVIVAL TRAINING
This video shows astronaut candidates at Homestead AFB, FL, during parachute, parasail, and water rescue training. [color, 31 minutes] $29.95 ST0096
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1990 ASCAN GROUND EGRESS/PARASAIL TRAINING AT VANCE AFB
Astronaut candidates participate in eject seat demonstrations, T-38 emergency egress training, parachute landing, and parasailing at Vance AFB, OK. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0097
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1987 ASCAN PARACHUTE/EJECTION SEAT TRAINING AT VANCE AFB
This video shows astronaut candidates practicing parachute landing and ejection seat procedures. [color, 30 minutes] $29.95 ST0098
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1987 ASCAN WILDERNESS TRAINING AT FAIRCHILD AFB
This video shows astronaut candidates training with signal flares, setting up tents, making fires, fishing, and signaling a helicopter with mirrors and radios. [color, 23 minutes] $29.95 ST0099
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SMS TOUR
This “tour” of the Shuttle Mission Simulator (SMS) was created for use as a video training program by the NASA John Space Center’s Mission Operations Directorate. Astronaut Mike Coats explains how the simulator is used to train astronaut crews and flight controllers. Graphic diagrams and actual training footage shows how the SMS works. [color, 18 minutes] $29.95 ST0100
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OPENING NEW FRONTIERS: THE ORBITAL FLIGHT TESTS OF THE SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
The first four test missions of the Space Transportation System (STS)—flights STS-1, 2, 3, and 4—are covered. Also included are the events leading up to the launch of STS-1, President Reagan’s speech after the landing of STS-4, and highlights of the Orbital Flight Test Program in general. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0101
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APOLLO 12: PINPOINT FOR SCIENCE
Man’s second journey to the moon is for science. The first EVA includes setting up Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) for the return of scientific data. The second EVA includes a geological traverse and the inspection of Surveyor 3, an unmanned spacecraft that landed on the moon in 1967. A solar eclipse is recorded, findings to-date are summarized, and commentaries by noted scientists are included [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0102
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APOLLO ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY PHASE
This video explains the geometry of return trajectory and reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere by the Apollo spacecraft, as well as the problems involved and the methods and actions for overcoming these problems. [color, 26 minutes] $29.95 ST0103
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MEDICAL BENEFITS FROM SPACE
This video discusses how NASA research in the areas of miniaturization, biotelemetry, and digital image processing has led to major advances in medicine. [color, 20 minutes] $29.95 ST0106
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LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
This video discusses the effects of zero-g on the human body, including space motion sickness and shift in body fluids. It describes the functions of the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Space Biomedical Research Institute which is studying these effects with the hope of making it easier for future space travelers to adapt to the zero-g environment. [color, 18 minutes] $29.95 ST0107
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SPACE MEDICINE: ANSWERING THE CHALLENGE

This video features development of the space station Health Maintenance Facility (HMF). The HMF will provide necessary inflight medical care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care during transport if a patient must be evacuated from the space station. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0108
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BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS IN SPACE
This video illustrates the basic opportunities of bioprocessing in space, including investigations concerning the effects of zero-g on human cells and tissues as well as the manufacturing of pharmaceutical and biological products. [color, 17 minutes] $29.95 ST0109
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HIGHLIGHTS OF SKYLAB MEDICAL PROGRAM
This video summarizes data acquired from Skylab medical experiments performed onboard Skylab. It explains parameters of such experiments as the lower body negative pressure device, bicycle ergometer, rotating litter chair, sleep analyzer, small mass and body mass measurement devices, and onboard physical examinations conducted by the astronauts. [color, 16 minutes] $29.95 ST0110
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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE
This video shows a dramatic example of space technology utilization—Telecare—an advanced emergency care system. The film depicts Houston paramedics saving the life of a coronary victim. The space program origin of system components is explained. [color, 18 minutes] $29.95 ST0111
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LIFE SCIENCES AT THE MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER
Before the first astronaut was launched into space, scientists and engineers had to determine if it was even possible for the human body to function in zero-g. This video reviews some of the instruments and techniques developed at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Life Sciences Directorate. Included are some of the early tests which were conducted, such as the centrifuge and bed-rest studies, as well as developments in remote medical care capabilities. Also included is a look at the benefits of these medical developments of health services on Earth and a preview of possible future developments in life sciences. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0112
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MOONFLIGHTS AND MEDICINE
NASA’s medical research has many beneficial applications. Several inventions for space have been converted into equipment used daily by doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes. This video presents examples of these developments. [color, 25 minutes] $29.95 ST0113
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SPACE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT: THE STARS; QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
This video highlights the first classroom lesson from space during the STS-35 mission in 1990. Payload Specialist Ron Parise and Mission Specialist Robert Parker answer questions from students at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. [color, 20 minutes] $29.95 ST0114
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COLLECTION OF MAGELLAN: VENUS RADAR MAPPING RESULTS
This video consists of computer generated 3D animation of simulated flights over the planet Venus using data recorded and transmitted by the Magellan space probe from September 1990 to February 1991. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0115
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SOLAR ECLIPSE
This video highlights a briefing to discuss the solar eclipse which occurred on July 11, 1991. Briefing participants included: Willie Meeks, Ulysses Project Manager; Joan Feyman, Solar Wind Physicist; and Bruce Tsurutani, Solar Probe Study Scientist from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. [color, 60 minutes] $29.95 ST0116
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LUNAR/MARS EXPLORATION INITIATIVE
A conceptual animation of America’s next space exploration to the moon and Mars. This video consists of a 12-minute narrated animation sequence, a silent version of the same animation, additional B-roll footage, and outtakes. [color, 60 minutes] $29.95 ST0117
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VOYAGER SCIENCE SUMMARY
A brief description chronicling the path of the Voyager spacecraft. This video includes detailed computer and still-frame animation of the solar system, Jupiter, Neptune, Earth’s moon, and various outer planet moons. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0118
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VOYAGER 2 NEPTUNE ENCOUNTER HIGHLIGHTS
Produced by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, this video contains 17 individual segments which illustrate various aspects of Voyager 2’s encounter with Neptune. the segments progress from computer animation of the Voyager mission to actual photographs of Neptune and Titon taken by the spacecraft’s camera. Some segments are described with narration. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0119
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VOYAGER ENCOUNTER HIGHLIGHTS
This video produced by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, features computer animation and real images from the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts [color, 31 minutes] $29.95 ST0120
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I WILL SEE SUCH THINGS
From the discovery of Uranus in 1781 by William Herschel, the “turned-on-its side” planet has always mystified scientist. The Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus in January 1986 provided thousands of images of the planet, including its atmosphere, moons, and rings. Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA, discuss what we now know about the planet and its history in our solar system. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0121
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SPACE TELESCOPE: AN OBSERVATORY IN SPACE
This video examines the use of the space telescope to explore other galaxies with much clearer images than can be received by earthbound telescopes. The instrumentation and deployment of the telescope are discussed. [color, 16 minutes] $29.95 ST0122
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VOYAGER
This video depicts the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn by Voyager 1 and 2. Photographs of the two planets and their moons are used, along with animation shots, to show the varied surfaces of some of these moons. Highlighted are the major discoveries and a spacecraft problem during the Saturn flyby. [color, 20 minutes] $29.95 ST0123
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PIONEER VENUS
The appearance of Venus to the naked eye, the telescope Venus, the modern Venus, the Pioneer-Venus, and the future Venus are discussed. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0124
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MR. MILLS REPORTS ON JUPITER FLYBY
During an odyssey that took the U.S Spacecraft Voyager 1 past the giant planet Jupiter in the spring of 1979, extraordinary and unexpected discoveries were made. This video shows beautiful black and white and color photographs of Jupiter and its moons. [color and B&W, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0125
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CHANGING UNIVERSE
Although scientists have studied the stars for centuries, satellites such as the High Energy Astronomy Observatory offer the first real opportunity to observe them. This video delineates the knowledge we have gained about our closest star, the Sun, its life cycle and tremendous impact on our climate. From deep-space studies, we can more readily contemplate phenomena such as x-rays and gamma radiation in order to better understand our universe. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0126
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VIKING
The video presents a comprehensive look at the preparations for the Viking/Mars landing. The focus is on the scientists connected with the Viking mission. The video explores their problems, solutions, concerns, anxieties, and aspirations leading to the landing. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0128
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MOON’S SECRETS/MOON: EMERGING PLANET $29.95 ST0129
This video contains the following two titles:

  • READING THE MOON’S SECRETS
    The video is divided into 10 short segments each treating an important aspect of lunar knowledge using Apollo gained data as appropriate. It is designed to be used as a teaching aid in science classes. [color, 16 minutes]
  • MOON: AN EMERGING PLANET
    This video reviews what we have learned of the early events in the history of the moon. It details the accretion, structural formation, volcanic activity, and bombardment. It also briefly compares the geology of the Moon with that of the Earth and other terrestrial planets. [color, 13 minutes]

Order “Reading The Moon’s Secrets” and “Moon: An Emerging Planet” (both on the same video tape) by using order number ST0129 — MOON’S SECRETS/MOON: EMERGING PLANET $29.95.

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LIFE BEYOND EARTH AND THE MIND OF MAN
This video is an edited version of a symposium held at Boston University on November 20, 1972. The symposium was to explore implications of the fascinating subject of possible existence of extraterrestrial life within our galaxy and the universe. [color, 25 minutes] $29.95 ST0130
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WHO’S OUT THERE
Orson Welles is the host and star of this extraordinary video. A number of distinguished scientists conclude that there is someone out there in outer space. From the monstrous mars life forms of his famous 1938 radio broadcast, “The War of the Worlds,” Welles takes us through science fiction to science fact—to the new view of extraterrestrial life now emerging from probes to the planets—to interstellar discoveries and findings about the nature of life itself The video is a fascinating portrayal of a contemporary scientific conclusion that intelligent civilizations exist in the universe—a real picture as astonishing as any science fiction. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0131
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JUPITER ODYSSEY
Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to travel beyond mars to the out planets of our solar system. During the 21-month, 620-million-mile journey to Jupiter, Pioneer penetrated the previously explored asteroid belt without mishap, eliminating the long held fear that high speed particles or huge asteroids might destroy the spacecraft. This video tells of the findings recorded by the scientific instruments and cameras onboard. After leaving the system where it will wander endlessly through our Milky Way Galaxy, carrying a message for possible extra terrestrial beings. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0132
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MARS: THE SEARCH BEGINS

This video depicts the planet Mars as we know it from the more than 7,000 pictures taken by the Mariner 9 spacecraft. The Viking project storyline is carried by scientists Dr. Carl Sagan, Cornell University; Gerald Soffen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Harold Masursky, U.S. Geological Survey. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0133
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APOLLO BOTANICAL STUDIES
This video reviews the botanical program conducted with Apollo lunar samples in the NASA JSC’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory. It deals with the overall objectives of the program, techniques for quarantine, test procedures fro experiments, and results of experiments. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0134
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SEEDS OF DISCOVERY
An introduction planetary exploration and scientific satellite research considered for the 1970s. The video briefly describes plans for Mariner flybys of Mars, Pioneer studies of Jupiter, landings of unmanned Viking spacecraft on Mars, a grand tour of the outer planets, and solar and other astronomical research. [color, 27 minutes] $29.95 ST0135
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RADIO ASTRONOMY EXPLORER
Against a background of research currently performed by optical and ground-based radio astronomy, this video describes the Radio Astronomy Explorer which provided information about radio waves emitted by the sun, Earth, and Jupiter. [color, 28 minutes] $29.95 ST0136
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VEIL OF VENUS
Venus has sometimes been called Earth’s twin, but from this video we learn about the hostile atmosphere of the planet. Featured are such facts as the surface temperature of Venus being at least 796 degrees with an atmospheric pressure of about 90 times that on Earth. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0137
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EARTH, THE PLANET
This video explains a region of the Earth’s atmosphere, the magnetosphere. Included is a description of how the magnetosphere works, how its energy releases, and the effects of the sun’s eruptions. Also included is an explanation of solar wind and aurora, was well as an extensive description of the information provided by the Landsat satellite. [color, 29 minutes] $29.95 ST0138
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QUESTION OF LIFE
This video is a composite version of three 15-minute films: “Life”, “Mars - Is There Life”, and “Mars and Beyond”. A definition of life and general condition necessary to sustain life are discussed. Viewers are introduced to the possible past history of Mars, as well as its present surface topography and its capacity to support life as we know it Major emphasis is placed on the Viking life-detection experiments, including three biology experiments, and the organic analysis instrument. Consideration is given to the potential significance of discovering life elsewhere in the universe. [color, 26 minutes] $29.95 ST0139
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SPACE RESEARCH AND YOUR HOME AND ENVIRONMENT
Protecting and improving home and environment is the subject of this video. Spacecraft studies of Earth for inventory of resources and detection of pollution are illustrated, along with advanced technologies for acquiring energy from the sun and the wind. New sewage treatment facilities and energy-saving household devices are also illustrated. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0142
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EARTHSPACE: OUR ENVIRONMENT
This video discusses the Earth’s magnetic field and how changes in the sun’s surface, such as sunspots, affect Earth's environment. It mentions the phenomenon of the aurora in the Arctic and explains how the space shuttle will carry experiments to probe the magnetosphere and predict possible ozone-layer and weather-pattern changes. [color, 16 minutes] $29.95 ST0143
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SPACE RESEARCH AND YOUR TRANSPORTATION
This video looks at continuing NASA research as it improves transportation on land, water, and in the air. Computer-simulated teaching tools for training ship’s crews, vertical takeoffs and landings, electric cars, streamlined trucks, efficient aircraft engines and wing designs, hydrofoils, and the space shuttle are examined and explained through exciting photography. [color, 15 minutes] $29.95 ST0144
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MAN’S REACH SHOULD EXCEED HIS GRASP

Narrated by Burgess Meredith, this video presents the story of flight and of man’s reach for a new freedom through aviation and the exploration of space. From the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk to the landing on the moon and future missions to the planets, the video depicts the fulfillment of an ancient dream of flight. Through the use of multiple images, the creative role of research is emphasized. Voices of scientists and statements by writers, poets, and philosophers document man’s search for knowledge. [color, 24 minutes] $29.95 ST0146
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SPACE BASICS — LIFTOFF TO LEARNING
This video explains space flight concepts such as how we get into orbit and why we float when orbiting Earth. [color, 21 minutes] $29.95 ST0148

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