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astronauts

The cutting-edge returns to the Burke Baker Planetarium, where astronauts once trained
February 12, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Think back to the technology of the late 1980s: corded phones, boom boxes, cathode color TVs. In this era, it’s tough to imagine how anyone achieved the remarkable feat of traveling to space and orbiting the Earth without WiFi or contemporary computers. But Americans did it, and we made history! Now imagine what it must […]

Webisode: Getting Dressed [Hubble 3D]
April 16, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

As we gear up for the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Launch (April 26), this week we bring you another webisode from behind the scenes of the IMAX film Hubble 3D. In this week’s episode, astronaut Mike Massimino talks about the difficulty of getting into his space suit. It takes two people just to help him pull his pants […]

Webisode: The Swim Test! [Hubble 3d]
April 8, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Haven’t had the chance to blast into space with Hubble 3D in IMAX? It’s not to late. Vividly captured in IMAX 3D, Hubble 3D recounts the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo’s original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing—the Hubble Space Telescope. Audiences will accompany the […]

Watch out for that space boulder!
November 13, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Thomas D. Jones, PhD is a veteran NASA astronaut, scientist, speaker, author, and consultant. He holds a doctorate in planetary sciences, and in more than eleven years with NASA, flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit. In 2001, Dr. Jones led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the […]



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