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Inventions: Goldfish® or M&Ms®? | Science Trek

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Food Scientists create new taste combinations using the scientific method. Meet a food scientist trying to find the perfect cupcake topping. And not every invention was a success when it was first developed. Find out what some “experts” said about the “new” inventions we have come to rely on every day. 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium: The Most Eco-Friendly Stadium Ever | Things Explained

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This episode of Things Explained explores Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and what makes it the most sustainable sports facility in the world. 

Pee Recycling in Space | Mission Control Digital Short

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Did you know that astronauts drink their own pee? See how NASA recycles pee into drinkable water with the Urine Processing Assembly. Carmen Retzer, Student Reporter from Mission Control, recently interviewed NASA engineer Jennifer Pruitt at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to learn why water recycling in space is critical.

Our next interactive streaming event is on SPACE DAY, May 3rd, 2019, LIVE from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Moon Landing and participate in the excitement of space travel! Join us for Mission Control: Human Spaceflight!

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SciGirls | Gallinas de Ciudad 02: Planear (Plan)

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Now that the SciGirls have learned about chickens they create a plan and build a prototype for the chicken coop. The coop must be built to scale so the Growhouse staff can decide if it's what they are looking for.

Crawling to Space! | Mission Control Digital Shorts

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NASA has been using six million pound Crawler Transporters to creep America's biggest rockets from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch pad for over 50 years. Student reporter Kayley Jenks went to Kennedy Space Center to learn about the history of the Crawler, how it works, and what NASA's been up to getting it ready to move our most powerful rocket yet, the Space Launch System!

Our next Learning Adventure is on SPACE DAY, May 3rd, 2019, LIVE from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! In this field trip we’ll visit Johnson Space Center in Texas, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, and Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Moon Landing and participate in the excitement of space travel! Join us for “Mission Control: Human Spaceflight!” SIGN UP NOW at aptv.org/missioncontrol !

From Apollo to ISS: A Look at Two Generations of Flight Directors | Moonwalk

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If you were growing up with Bryan Lunney in Friendswood, TX in the 1960s – you might think everyone’s dad helped get astronauts to the moon too. He eventually follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes a flight director at Johnson Space Center.

Meet two flight directors from different space eras: Bryan and Glynn Lunney. This is part of the series Moonwalk. The project brings people together for engaging conversations about the Apollo missions and their journeys in space exploration.

 See more at HoustonPublicMedia | Moonwalk.

Weird Wonderful West Virginia | Alternative Agriculture: Hydroponics

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Explore the alternative methods being used to enhance agricultural production. The focus is on the early research at West Virginia State University into the benefits of the vertical hydroponic system and the use of high tunnels to promote year round production. Terms discussed include soilless culture, yield, germination, diversification, genetic work, and species. An emphasis is placed on reasons that alternative methods of production are important.

Early Rocket Ventures | Moon Memories

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The Redstone Rocket was NASA's early venture into long-range rocketry and would later be used to put the first U.S. man in space. Ike Rigell shares about his early days working on the Redstone Rocket, at a time when putting a man on the moon was only a dream.

Finding Fish in Lots of Water

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This NC Now Coastwatch segment documents how shifting currents near the shores of North Carolina's Cape Hatteras makes it one of the most unique fishing areas in the world, and how recreational and commerical fishers navigate it. It also addresses the marine electronics and technologies which aid the commercial fishing industry.

Why Sci-Fi is a Mirror on Society | It's Lit!

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While science fiction is associated with Mars, robots, and cyberpunk, its origin story is shaped throughout several centuries. Check out the origin of science fiction with Lindsay Ellis!

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