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The Heart of Discovery

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center


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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Overview:

Sam Champion, of Good Morning America, is at the heart of discovery -- Huntsville, Al -- where he takes a ride in a moon buggy created by students from the Huntsville Center for Technology at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The segment includes interviews with a younger generation to see what they think of the original astronauts, as well as what they are interested in exploring.


Length: 03:38

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (9-12) Earth and Space Elective
12. Describe challenges and required technologies for space exploration.
  • Identifying long-term human space travel needs, including life support
  • Identifying applications of propulsion technologies for space travel
  • Identifying new instrumentation and communication technologies needed for space information gathering
  • Examples: Mars Exploration Rover, Cassini spacecraft and Huygens probe, Gravity Probe B
  • Identifying benefits to the quality of life that have been achieved through space advances
  • Examples: cellular telephone, GPS
  • Identifying new technology used to gather information, including spacecraft, observatories, space-based telescopes, and probes
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    SC2015 (9-12) Earth and Space Science
    6. Obtain and evaluate information about Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein to communicate how their findings challenged conventional thinking and allowed for academic advancements and space exploration.
     

     


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