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Gravity Assist

NASA’s interplanetary talk show, hosted by former Chief Scientist Jim Green, introduces you to space professionals working to take exploration into the future.

Gravity Assist: Season 5 Trailer – What’s Your Gravity Assist?
Season 5Episode 24Apr 8, 2022

Season 5, Episode 24: Do Other Planets Make Pollution?

On a quest to find out if we are not alone in the universe, Ravi Kopparapu at NASA Goddard studies how we could use telescopes to detect signs of life beyond our solar system.

Season 5Episode 23Mar 18, 2022

Season 5, Episode 23: These Space Rocks Have Seen It All

How do we know if a rock came from the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid? Planetary scientist Neyda Abreu has looked inside all kinds of meteorites to understand where they came from and what’s inside them. She also traveled to Antarctica to hunt for space rock treasure.

Season 5Episode 22Mar 4, 2022

Season 5, Episode 22: Using Webb to Trace Galactic Histories

The James Webb Space Telescope, which launched Dec. 25, will allow us to see the farthest galaxies and better understand the origins of the Milky Way. Aaron Yung at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is preparing for these historic observations by simulating what Webb will see in the early universe.

Season 5Episode 21Feb 18, 2022

Season 5, Episode 21: In Case of Space Station Emergency

In space, we have to expect the unexpected. Sunny Panjwani of NASA’s Johnson Space Center shares how he got thrown into an emergency situation on his first day as a flight controller. His team makes sure that astronauts have a safe environment on board the International Space Station.