Lunar-Related NASA eClips Videos
03.11.09
 

Physical Information about the Moon:

1. The Moon as it relates to the Earth
NASAeClips
September 03, 2008
Description:
This NASA video segment looks at the moon and its relationship to Earth. This segment takes a close look at the moon's surface, gravity, and moon phases. A demonstration is provided to help explain moon phases.
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› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators

Benefits from Lunar Exploration:

1. What is a Tide?
NASAeClips
September 02, 2008
Description:
In this NASA video segment learn how the Sun, moon, and gravity all play a role in the creation of tides and waves. Color animation demonstrates how the moon, Sun, and Earth interact to create tides. A quick overview of waves is demonstrated in this video segment.
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› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
2. Using Lunar Soil to Make Oxygen
NASAeClips
September 08, 2008
Description:
Learn how NASA plans to use lunar resources to provide astronauts with water and oxygen. Travel to Hawaii to see tests using a special reactor and a process called hydrogen reduction to release oxygen from the volcanic soil.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
3. Why are Oceans Salty?
NASAeClips
September 02, 2008
Description:
In this NASA video segment learn how oceans were formed and what makes oceans salty. This segment also explains the differences between ocean and fresh water rivers.
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› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
4. NASA Technologies Used to Treat Acne and Orthodontics
NASAeClips
November 24, 2008
Description:
In this NASA eClips video find out how NASA technologies have been used to advance acne treatments and orthodontics.
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› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
5. NASA and NASCAR
NASAeClips
September 03, 2008
Description:
This NASA video segment explores how NASCAR uses NASA technologies to provide safer stock cars for drivers. One example is the problem NASCAR drivers were experiencing with increased levels of carbon monoxide in their cars due to combustion. The NASCAR race team PENSKE designed a catalytic air filter to remove airborne particles supplying fresher air for drivers. Another borrowed technology is the thermal protection system NASA uses for the space shuttle's re-entry to Earth's atmosphere. Thermal protection is also used inside race cars to reduce the amount of heat caused by the stock car's roof and confined space. Full-scale wind tunnel tests are run on stock cars at NASA Langley Research Center.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
6. NASA Technologies Helping Firefighters
NASAeClips
November 05, 2008
Description:
In this NASA video segment learn how NASA technologies are advancing the way firefighters are able to detect wild fires. This video describes Ikhana, the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that NASA is using for not only scientific studies but also to help firefighters control wild fires. Ikhana is able to take images through smoke and haze to detect hot spots and changes in temperature. These images are then transferred to NASA and sent to help firefighters.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
7. How GPS Works
NASAeClips
September 03, 2008
Description:
In this NASA video segment a NASA expert explains the inner workings of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Learn more about trilateration and how four satellites work together to identify exact locations on Earth with the help of a two-dimensional model.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators

IV. Future of Lunar Exploration:

1. Mathematics: The Deciding Factor for Lunar Habitats
NASAeClips
December 09, 2008
Description:
In this NASA eClips video segment discover how NASA uses mathematic concepts to decide on which lunar habitat they will use for future missions to the moon. NASA experts are working on several different configurations for lunar habitats. The final choice will be determined by factors such as weight, the dimensions, physical architecture and purpose. Discover what lunar habitats are currently being designed and the math involved to do so in this Real World segment!
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
2. NASA 360: Episode 6 – Lunar Exploration
NASAeClips
January 22, 2009
Description:
Episode 6 is all about lunar exploration, 21st century style.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
4. RW Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
NASAeClips
January 31, 2009
Description:
NASA Eclips: RW LRO
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› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
5. The 21st Century Crew Exploration Vehicle
NASAeClips
September 02, 2008
Description:
In this NASA video segment discover how NASA is redesigning the space vehicle that will carry astronauts back to the moon. This design includes three components: the ARES rocket, the ALTAIR Lunar Lander; and the ORION space capsule. The ORION capsule will house four to six astronauts during lift-off and landing. This video segment takes a look at early tests using a mock-up of Orion.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
6. Constellation: NASA's Next Generation Spacecraft
NASAeClips
February 24, 2009
Description:
Get an up-close look at the spacecraft that will replace the shuttle. Explore the different components of the Constellation Program. Learn about Ares I, Ares V, Orion and Altair and the role each will play as we return to the moon.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
7. Using Lunar Reactors
NASAeClips
February 24, 2009
Description:
Find out how NASA scientists, like explorers of old, plan to use the natural resources of new worlds to provide life-sustaining materials for the astronauts. During tests in Hawaii, scientists practice extracting oxygen from the lunar-like soil.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators
8. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission
NASAeClips
February 24, 2009
Description:
Join NASA scientists for a look at the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. Find out about the instruments that will make a comprehensive map of the moon and search for safe landing sites by collecting unprecedented amounts of data.
Links:
› eClips on YouTube
› eClips for Educators

Our World/Exploration

1. Collecting Data from Mars using ARES
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› eClips for Educators
2. Instruments on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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› eClips for Educators
3. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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› eClips for Educators
4. Space Food
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› eClips for Educators
5. Altair Lunar Lander
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› eClips for Educators
6. How Sand Protects the Shuttle
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7. NASA’s New Moon Robot
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› eClips for Educators
8. Digging in Moon Dirt
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› eClips for Educators
9. Lunar Habitat – Structure
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› eClips for Educators
10. The Importance of Spacesuits
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› eClips for Educators
11. Radiation
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› eClips for Educators
12. Traveling to the Moon and Mars
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› eClips for Educators

Real World/Exploration

1. Scarab, NASA’s Newest Exploration Lunar Rover
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› eClips for Educators
2. Farewell to the Mars Phoenix Lander
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› eClips for Educators
3. The Math Involved in ARES
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› eClips for Educators
4. Lunar Landing Test Design
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› eClips for Educators
5. Mathematics: The Deciding Factor for Lunar Habitats
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› eClips for Educators
6. Testing NASA’s New Moon Robot
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› eClips for Educators
7. Moon Dirt
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› eClips for Educators
8. Space Weather
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› eClips for Educators
9. Hubble Thermal Blanket
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› eClips for Educators
10. Lunar Habitats
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› eClips for Educators
12. Solar Power in Space
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› eClips for Educators
13. How the Electric Car Gets its Power
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› eClips for Educators
14. Power Tools in Space
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› eClips for Educators
15. Chemistry and Advanced Propulsion Technologies
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› eClips for Educators

Launchpad/Exploration

1. Ares 1.X Overview
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› eClips for Educators
2. LCROSS Mission to Search for Water on the Moon
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› eClips for Educators
3. Advanced Equipment to Use on the Moon
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› eClips for Educators
4. The Launch Abort System and G-forces
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› eClips for Educators
5. Multifunctional Equipment for Moon Missions
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› eClips for Educators
6. Three Hot Topics at NASA
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› eClips for Educators
7. Protective Materials for Spacecrafts
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› eClips for Educators
8. 21st Century Crew Exploration Vehicle
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› eClips for Educators