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Space to ground
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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 - EP1 Life on Mars - Esplorazione - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The International Space Station has the goal of developing and testing technologies for space exploration that are capable of keeping a crew alive on long-term missions in lunar and Martian orbits. To do this, preliminary work is being done on the Gateway platform: a space station beyond Earth's orbit.

Space to ground - EP1 Life on Mars - Esplorazione - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

3D printing is going to be a huge factor in conducting the safe exploration of the Moon and Mars. Experiments carried out on the "nearby" Moon will be crucial for later trips to Mars, a much more complicated, long-term enterprise.

Space to ground - EP1 Life on Mars - Esplorazione - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Some simple experiments with various materials help us understand what goes into planning the construction of a spacecraft. And then we wonder how we would go about making a planet inhabitable to humans.

Space to ground - EP1 Life on Mars - Esplorazione - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The Columbus laboratory is the first permanent European research facility in space. There, astronauts carry out experiments and applications in space science, Earth observation and technology. Columbus offers European scientists full access to a weightless environment that cannot possibly be duplicated on Earth.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

What is light? We use it every day, but where does it actually come from? The host suggests doing a little experiment. See if you can follow the instructions in Italian and try it yourself.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Luisella Giulicchi, manager of the European Space Agency ESA, answers questions about light, infrared rays, and lightyears.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Luisella Giulicchi, the system manager for the ESA Copernicus Sentinel six mission, explains what an exoplanet is. Two young researchers do a simple experiment to show us how infrared rays work.

Space to ground - EP2 Energia dell'universo. Luce - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

One way to tell if there might be life on another planet is through light. Special telescopes, by way of prisms, analyze and break down the light from distant galaxies into parts. Luca Parmitano, an astronaut of the European Space Agency, speaks to us from the Columbus International Space Station.

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.

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