NASA Mission Update Vodcast
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Images, news and more from NASA's ongoing missions.
|1||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: SWIFT||Swift is a first-of-its-kind multi-wavelength observatory dedicated to the study of gamma-ray burst (GRB) science. Its three instruments will work together to observe GRBs and afterglows in the gamma ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavebands.||31 10 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: FERMI||With Fermi, astronomers will at long last have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to study subatomic particles at energies far greater than those seen in ground-based particle accelerators. And cosmologists will gain valuable information about the birth and early evolution of the Universe.||5 5 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: PHOENIX||Discoveries made by the Mars Odyssey Orbiter in 2002 show large amounts of subsurface water ice in the northern arctic plain. The Phoenix lander targets this circumpolar region using a robotic arm to dig through the protective top soil layer to the water ice below and ultimately, to bring both soil and water ice to the lander platform for sophisticated scientific analysis.||5 5 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: AIRBORNE||The Airborne Science Program within the Earth Science Division is responsible for providing aircraft systems that further science and advance the use of satellite data.||27 4 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: SOFIA||NASA is developing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - or SOFIA - as a world-class airborne observatory that will complement the Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel and James Webb space telescopes and major Earth-based telescopes. SOFIA features a German-built 100-inch (2.5 meter) diameter far-infrared telescope weighing 20 tons mounted in the rear fuselage of a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. It is one of the premier space science programs of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.||20 2 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: KEPLER||The Kepler Mission, NASA Discovery mission #10, is specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets.||6 2 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: SPITZER||NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up. The infrared telescope ran out of coolant May 15, 2009, more than five-and-one-half-years after launch. It has since warmed to a still-frosty 30 degrees Kelvin (about minus 406 degrees Fahrenheit).||20 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: HUBBLE||Launched in 1990 and greatly extended in its scientific powers through new instrumentation installed during four servicing missions with the Space Shuttle, the Hubble, in its eighteen years of operations, has validated Lyman Spitzer Jr.'s (1914-1997) original concept of a diversely instrumented observatory orbiting far above the distorting effects of the Earth's atmosphere and returning data of unique scientific value.||10 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: GRACE||GRACE, twin satellites launched in March 2002, are making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field which will lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems. These discoveries could have far-reaching benefits to society and the world's population.||9 1 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoNASA Mission Update: CHANDRA||Dark matter, black holes, supernovas, mysterious galactic phenomenon that hold the secrets to the origin, evolution, and destiny of the universe. Today those secrets are unraveling faster than ever, due in large part to discoveries made by NASA’s Chandra-X-ray Observatory, a powerful telescope system designed to view and record X-rays from high-energy regions of the universe.||3 10 2008||Free||View in iTunes|