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November 23, 2015


space shuttle in orbit

Reentry Heat

The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere due to damage caused from its launch. Here's why it went up but didn't come down.

June 26, 2009


Space shuttle in space

Shuttle Glow

Did astronauts Jack Lousma and C. Gordon Fullerton see a ghost aboard their shuttle back in 1982? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 25, 2005


Up, Up and Away

In our high-tech, wireless world, space flight is no longer as big a deal as it once was. Still, a rocket launch is a big deal. Even small-scale rockets are relatively large, complex machines requiring a huge amount of force to propel them beyond the earth’s atmosphere and into space. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 16, 2004


Reentry Heat

Why does a space shuttle get hotter on reentry than on liftoff? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


To the Moon… or Not?

Did we really go to the moon? "To the Moon... or Not?" on this Moment of Science.

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