NASA had plans to build a base on the moon. But a few years after the first landing on the moon the program ended with Apollo 17. The Apollo Program challenged our scientific capabilities. Apollo 17 was the last time man ventured past low Earth orbit. NASA is planning future missions to the moon again.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has predicted that the world’s first trillionaire will be an asteroid miner. Asteroids and the materials they’re made of have a dollar value large enough to disrupt Earth’s economies. Video by PBS Space Time
This video from NOVA follows the New Horizons mission as it flys by Pluto. Did you know that Pluto is the only object in our solar system with a more complex geology than Earth. For example it has an underground ocean, evidence of ancient lakes, an atmosphere, and multiple moons.
In this video the principles that allow a spacecraft to navigate billions of miles of space over the course of years or decades is explained. The video contains images and footage from NASA, European Space Agency, and MIT.
In this short film by National Geographic a group of friends build a scale model of the solar system in seven miles of empty desert. Watch a beautiful representation of our universe come together in light and space in this extraordinary short film.