An independent curation project by JakeLsewhere, featuring insightful and informative videos from all areas of the sciences and humanities. If there are any freely available programs or shows which you know of that I missed, please let me know about them.
Within hours of arrival on Mars, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) and India’s Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) snapped and sent back pictures of the red planet, helping us to begin to understand the atmosphere and what caused the dramatic change in it. Interestingly, India’s MOM orbiter was successfully sent for a mere fraction of MAVEN’s cost, and could have interesting implications for the nation. Kim Horcher discusses with special guest Christina Ochoa (Science educator, actress- Matador) discuss!
Reid Reimers explains one of the often-overlooked technologies that humans need to live in, and explore, space: space suits. Learn about the hundred-year history of the pressurized suit, and see what the future of space couture might look like.
Inflatable Heat Shields Could Drop-Ship Bigger Robots
The Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, or HIAD, is rigorously tested in NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. This technology is being developed to deliver larger payloads to planets more efficiently.