Don Pettit

Oct. 02, 2015

Science Goes to the Movies: The Martian

An astronaut and a NASA engineer weigh in on The Martian, on this edition of Science Friday’s “Science Goes to the Movies.”

Oct. 02, 2015

Plants in Space!

This week on The Macroscope, plant biologists send a lowly weed to the International Space Station to study its growth in zero gravity.

Apr. 17, 2015

3D-Printed Coffee Cups Help Liquids Defy Gravity

The cups work using capillary action: Simply press your lips to the rim, and you get a sip, whether you want one or not.

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Oct. 25, 2013

Science Goes to the Movies: 'Gravity'

Astronauts separate fact from fiction in Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space epic, Gravity.

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Dec. 07, 2012

Ask an Astronaut: Don Pettit and Jeff Hoffman on Spaceflight

Two astronauts answer your questions and discuss the many curiosities of living in space.

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Jun. 29, 2012

Astronauts Prepare for Departure

We’ll check in with crewmembers on board the International Space Station, just days before several are scheduled to return to Earth after months in orbit.

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Apr. 13, 2012

Living It Up In Space

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station talk about life and the view from 220 miles above Earth.

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Oct. 14, 2011

Video Pick: Space Eggs

What happens when you spin eggs in space?

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Apr. 10, 2009

Space Gadgets

Sure, astronaut ice cream is yummy -- but how do you sip your morning coffee in zero gravity?

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Science Goes to the Movies: Jurassic World

Paleontologists Lindsay Zanno and Kenneth Lacovara share what made them clap—and cringe—while watching Jurassic World.

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