ISS Commander Chris Hadfield shows us the fine points of manual digital hygiene in microgravity. A clean-handed astronaut is a happy astronaut. – Credit: CSA For more Space video go to http://www.space.com/video
Spirit, MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover — A), is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It was one of two rovers of NASA’s ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission. It landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), landed on the other side of the planet.
President Obama was on hand for the ground breaking at the site of the future Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Get a sneak peek of The National Museum of African American History and Culture which was approved by the Smithsonian Board of Regents in 2006, and the new building is scheduled to open to the public in 2015.
Professor Mike Merrifield of University of Nottingham discusses a few items of interest around the rare Venus transit of 2012.
Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now 17, he takes the TED stage at short notice to tell (the short version of) his story.
Taylor Wilson built a nuclear reactor — in his backyard when he was fourteen years old.