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On a Mission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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On a Mission

On a Mission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

65
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120
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Hear the stories behind the exploration of outer space.

Latest Episodes

Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story

Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker’s love of exploration changed our understanding of the cosmos.

--2019 DEC 10
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Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story

Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters

Finding black rocks in the darkness of space isn’t easy, but new methods could help spot them all.

--2019 DEC 3
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Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters

Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice

Every year, intrepid Antarctica explorers hunt for space rocks that have fallen to Earth.

--2019 NOV 26
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Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice

Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid

What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.

--2019 NOV 19
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Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid

Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal

Asteroids, ho! Pioneering space miners dream of Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system.

32 min2019 NOV 12
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Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal

Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star

Why are missions like OSIRIS-REx bringing pieces of an asteroid back home?

31 min2019 NOV 5
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Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star

Season Two, Episode 4: Deflecting Disaster

Unlike the dinosaurs, we have a space program. There are many ways we could steer an asteroid off its path towards Earth.

31 min2019 OCT 29
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Season Two, Episode 4: Deflecting Disaster

Season Two, Episode 3: Bracing for a Crash

If a big asteroid is heading our way, how does NASA prepare for the oncoming disaster?

34 min2019 OCT 22
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Season Two, Episode 3: Bracing for a Crash

Season Two, Episode 2: Impact!

What happens when a giant asteroid hits Earth?

28 min2019 OCT 15
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Season Two, Episode 2: Impact!

Season Two, Episode 1 - The Sky Is Falling

Earth is in a cosmic shooting gallery. With so many asteroids zipping around, how can we find them all before they find us?

27 min2019 OCT 8
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Season Two, Episode 1 - The Sky Is Falling

Latest Episodes

Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story

Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker’s love of exploration changed our understanding of the cosmos.

--2019 DEC 10
Comments
Season Two, Episode 10: Comets: A Love Story

Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters

Finding black rocks in the darkness of space isn’t easy, but new methods could help spot them all.

--2019 DEC 3
Comments
Season Two, Episode 9: Hunting in the Dark for Monsters

Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice

Every year, intrepid Antarctica explorers hunt for space rocks that have fallen to Earth.

--2019 NOV 26
Comments
Season Two, Episode 8: Diamonds in the Ice

Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid

What’s in a name? Whether you call it a planet or an asteroid, missions that explore small worlds are always exciting.

--2019 NOV 19
Comments
Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid

Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal

Asteroids, ho! Pioneering space miners dream of Psyche, the largest metal asteroid in the solar system.

32 min2019 NOV 12
Comments
Season Two, Episode 6: The Prospects of Heavy Metal

Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star

Why are missions like OSIRIS-REx bringing pieces of an asteroid back home?

31 min2019 NOV 5
Comments
Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star

Season Two, Episode 4: Deflecting Disaster

Unlike the dinosaurs, we have a space program. There are many ways we could steer an asteroid off its path towards Earth.

31 min2019 OCT 29
Comments
Season Two, Episode 4: Deflecting Disaster

Season Two, Episode 3: Bracing for a Crash

If a big asteroid is heading our way, how does NASA prepare for the oncoming disaster?

34 min2019 OCT 22
Comments
Season Two, Episode 3: Bracing for a Crash

Season Two, Episode 2: Impact!

What happens when a giant asteroid hits Earth?

28 min2019 OCT 15
Comments
Season Two, Episode 2: Impact!

Season Two, Episode 1 - The Sky Is Falling

Earth is in a cosmic shooting gallery. With so many asteroids zipping around, how can we find them all before they find us?

27 min2019 OCT 8
Comments
Season Two, Episode 1 - The Sky Is Falling
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