Joan Johnson-Freese

Nov. 08, 2013

India and NASA Home In on Mars

The Mangalyaan orbiter would make India the fourth space program to reach the Red Planet.

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Jun. 22, 2012

Will China Blast Past America in Space?

China just ticked off another accomplishment in space: its first manned docking in orbit. Next stop...the Moon?

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Chinese Moon Mission Launch

This week, China launched Chang'e One, a robotic lunar orbiter. Does the launch mean the start of a new global space race?

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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