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Space to ground
Intermediate
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This program was developed together with Rai Ragazzi, and talks about outer space in a simple and scientifically accurate way. Thanks to exclusive images shot at the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC), to videos made by the main space agencies in the world, and to the original story written by Tito Faraci, "Space to Ground" is the “guide for galactic travelers.” Enriching it, are clips that astronaut Luca Parmitano shot exclusively on board the Columbus, the research module of the International Space Station.

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Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

To reach outer space, the force of gravity has to be overcome, and that requires a certain "escape" velocity. That's where launchers come in.

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Observing what happens when the air comes out of a balloon will help us understand how the launcher of a spacecraft works. An electrical propulsion engineer from ESA explains about different kinds of propulsion used in space exploration.

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

A simple experiment with a bicycle pump shows us how rocket launchers work. Even though rockets were invented for war and for fireworks, they are also used for peaceful purposes.

Space to ground - EP3 5 4 3 2 1 lift off. Lanciatori - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Astronaut Luca Parmitano talks to us from the Columbus European Space Laboratory. He explains why tadpoles can help us learn a lot about the weightless conditions of outer space.

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