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  • Animation of Earth at Night, rotating

    Animation: Rotating Earth at Night

    This new global view and animation of Earth's city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.

    QuickTime 1080i 55 MB
  • HD video of RBSP launch

    Radiation Belt Storm Probes Launch

    The Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, beginning a mission to study Earth's radiation belts.

    QuickTime 1080i 475 MB
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  • Still from high res sequence of Curiosity's landing on Mars. Credit: NASA.

    Dropping in on Mars in High-Res

    This movie from NASA's Curiosity rover shows most of the high-resolution frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager between the jettison of the heat shield and touchdown. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

    QuickTime 720p 105 MB
  • SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket is in position for a wet dress rehearsal at Space Launch Complex 40

    SpaceX Launches to the International Space Station

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  • MSL launch

    Mars Science Laboratory Launches to the Red Planet

    QuickTime 720p 152 MB
  • Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas: Elf 6409EF Discusses NASA Technology

    Sony Pictures Animation team created a special one-minute segment from the film to help bring attention to the many high tech gadgets and everyday items that come from NASA technology.
    › Captioned video

    QuickTime 720p 48 MB
  • Animation of Exploration Flight Test 1

    Exploration Flight Test-1 Animation

    This animation depicts the proposed test flight of the Orion spacecraft in 2014.

    QuickTime 720p 91 MB
  • NPP launch HD video

    NPP Launches on Earth-Observing Mission

    The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning, on a mission to measure both global climate changes and key weather variables.

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  • SLS Launch Animation

    Space Launch System Animation

    NASA is ready to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System -- an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.

    QuickTime 720p 642 MB
  • GRAIL Launch. Credit: NASA

    GRAIL Launches on Mission to Moon

    The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission lifted off at 9:08 a.m. EDT Saturday bound for the moon, to study the lunar interior from crust to core and advance understanding of the moon's thermal evolution.

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