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Found 30 videos in "Future in Space Hangout" category

Mars: We Can Get There, But How do We Land?

16th May, 2018 - 1.9k views

Surprisingly, it may be easier to get to Mars orbit one day with astronauts than it will be to actually land: safely landing on the Red Planet poses some major challenges yet to be overcome. So far, many Mars landers and rovers have used a variety o

Mars May Be Closer Than You Think: Propelling Humans to the Red Planet

1st May, 2018 - 2.1k views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Some propulsion technologies proposed to take astronauts and future generations of robotic explorers to Mars seem almost science fiction. But that’s hardly the

The Parker Solar Probe: Our First Mission to Touch the Sun!

17th Apr, 2018 - 1.8k views

In just a few short months, NASA will launch the Parker Solar Probe, a mission designed to get the closest we've ever been to the Sun.

NASA Mars InSight Lander: Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

4th Apr, 2018 - 1.9k views

InSight is scheduled to launch from the California coast to the plains of Mars on May 5, 2018. This is the first launch to another planet from the West Coast.

TESS Update with Sara Seager and Natalia Guerrero

13th Feb, 2018 - 3.1k views

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch later this year. Where does the mission stand? Join us as we take a look at the status of the TESS mission and discuss some of the amazing science it is designed to accomplish.

How Do We Make Future Space Astronomy Missions Happen?

19th Oct, 2017 - 1.7k views

The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. How was that mission chosen over all the others? NASA has begun four concept studies of exciting major space observatories that could launch sometime in the coming coup

NASA’s HabEx Mission and Living Earths: The Astronomical Answer to "Are We Alone?"

21st Sep, 2017 - 1.9k views

The Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Mission (HabEx) is a concept for a mission to directly image planetary systems around Sun-like stars. HabEx will directly image Earth-like exoplanets, and characterize their atmospheric content. NASA has begun four

The Lynx Space Telescope: Our Next Flagship to Probe the X-Ray Universe

17th Aug, 2017 - 2k views

Lynx will take X-ray astronomy to new levels by combining a large gain in collecting area over Chandra and XMM, an angular resolution of 1/2 arcsecond, and high-throughput spectroscopy over a large field of view. NASA has begun a series of studies

From the Big Bang to Biosignatures: A Flagship Observatory in NASA’s Future

20th Jul, 2017 - 1.7k views

LUVOIR is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength observatory with ambitious science goals and is one of NASA's future flagship space observatories. NASA has begun four concept studies of major space observatories that could launch someti

The TRAPPIST-1 System and the NASA Search for Habitable Worlds

15th Jun, 2017 - 3.7k views

What is NASA doing to help us understand the TRAPPIST-1 system? NASA’s Kepler mission breathtakingly revealed that our galaxy was filled with stars surrounded by planetary systems of all kinds. The search for planets includes seeking planets that

How Cool is That? Exploring the Low-Temperature Universe

18th May, 2017 - 2.1k views

The low-temperature universe is a very hot topic in astronomy. Watch this month's Future in Space Hangout to find out why! Although cataclysmic explosions and the fiery furnaces of massive stars are attention-grabbers, many of the most critically

NASA's TESS Mission Update

16th Mar, 2017 - 4.8k views

NASA’s Kepler mission breathtakingly revealed that our galaxy was filled with stars surrounded by planetary systems of all kinds. Our search for planets will not end with the Kepler mission, but will go on. Join Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti, and Har