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NASA’s Giant Leaps, Past and Future: Saluting Apollo Heroes and Looking Forward to Artemis Missions


NASA’s Giant Leaps, Past and Future: Saluting Apollo Heroes and Looking Forward to Artemis Missions

Fifty years ago, humans took their first steps on the Moon and the world watched as we made history. On July 19, 2019, we broadcast this live salute to our #Apollo50th heroes and looked forward to our next giant leap for future #Artemis missions to the Moon and Mars.

NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future

Fifty years ago, humans took their first steps on the Moon and the world watched as we made history. During this program, we salute our #Apollo50th heroes and look forward to our next giant leap for future #Artemis missions to the Moon and Mars.

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet.

NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches.

In the United States, NASA Television's Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and ¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception.

NASA Science Live: 50 Years of Apollo

From the historic Apollo splashdown to the future Artemis landing, we’re celebrating 50 years of human exploration and science on the Moon. This special edition of NASA Science Live will take viewers onboard the aircraft carrier that recovered the Apollo 11 capsule after splashdown – the USS Hornet. Join experts for a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic location where President Nixon first greeted the Apollo 11 crew. Discover what it takes to reenter Earth’s atmosphere and learn about the crew’s journey back to Earth. Splashdown may have been the conclusion of the crew’s mission, but it was just the beginning for the science. Hear from experts about what we learned from the Apollo missions, what we’re still uncovering today and what we hope to discover with future Artemis missions to the Moon. Have questions? Ask them in the comment stream and we'll answer them live during the show!

NASA Explorers: Giant Leaps

What does a half-century of lunar science sound like? Join Moon data expert Ernie Wright on a musical time-traveling journey through the Apollo program and the exploration era of today. We explore what we knew about the Moon before Apollo, what we discovered because of it and the mysteries today’s scientists are working to solve.

Elena, from Nantes, France, shares her memory of watching the Apollo 11 landing from a friend’s house in Seattle.

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Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns): Narrator
Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns): Producer
Haley Reed (ADNET): Producer
Micheala Sosby (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support

Data sonification by SYSTEM Sounds/Matt Russo and Andrew Santaguida
Music by Lee Rosevere and Daniel Wyantis

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at:

UC Connect: Artemis - The Future of Deep Space Exploration

Presenter: Tim Atkins, NASA Senior Engineer and UC Erskine Fellow


Artemis was the mythical twin sister of Apollo, and goddess of the Moon. Now she personifies our path to the Moon as the name of NASA’s Program to return astronauts to the lunar surface – including the first woman. When they land, they will be where no-one has gone before: the Moon’s South Pole.

In this UC Connect public lecture, Artemis: The Future of Deep Space Exploration, NASA Senior Engineer and UC Erskine Fellow Tim Atkins will explain how, working with American and international partners, the Artemis Program will establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

The aim of the program is to uncover new scientific discoveries, demonstrate new technologies, and lay the foundation for a lunar economy. NASA’s further goals include exploration of Mars and other Deep Space destinations; Artemis is the first step in this new era of human exploration. With some of humanity’s most advanced technologies, future astronauts will stay longer on the surface of the Moon, explore more of the Moon than ever imagined, and build a sustainable presence.

*About the speaker*
Tim Atkins manages avionics requirements, testing, and analyses for key components of the Artemis Programs, at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center: the Space Launch System and Human Lander. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Central Florida, with decades of experience in software development, electronics integration, and rocket science. He and his wife have six children and five grandchildren (with #6 coming in January). He enjoys home-construction projects, helping low-income communities, hiking, and time with relatives all over the world.


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Apollo Anniversary - STEM: Forward to the Moon

Today's students are tomorrow's space explorers!👨‍🚀👩‍🚀 Starting at 3 p.m. EDT, you can watch the next generation of explorers conduct Moon landing simulations PLUS engineering design challenges using simple household materials. Tune in to see things unfold as NASA prepares for its Artemis mission to explore the Moon and Mars.🚀

July 19: Live Apollo Anniversary Show

This July, we salute our Apollo heroes and look forward to new frontiers. Watch live and join us online, Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. EDT for NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future featuring Apollo astronauts, current astronauts, guest host Adam Savage and more.

From Apollo to Artemis: Expanding the Frontier — Matt Abbott, NASA Flight Director

Looking back on 50 years since Apollo 11 and the first footprints on the moon, then ahead to the new wave of missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond, NASA Flight Director Matt Abbott takes us on a ride through space exploration past, present and future.

Matt Abbot's entire professional career has been in support of human
spaceflight programs, beginning as a Space Shuttle Flight Dynamics student intern at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC). He served for 12 years as a Space Shuttle Flight Dynamics Officer before joining the contractor team at the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as an International Space Station (ISS) mobile servicing system space operations lead engineer. Matt returned to JSC after being selected by NASA as a Flight Director in October 2000, where he led Mission Control Center flight control teams during Space Shuttle and ISS operations for over 18 years. In early 2019 he took a leadership position responsible for operations integration in support of NASA’s newest human exploration programs.
Matt Abbott, NASA Flight Director, speaking to students at the 40th Professor Harry Messel International Science School, ISS2019: Frontier Science — The University of Sydney, Australia, July 2019.
Matt's second ISS lecture on Flight Control and Space Station Operations:
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Fifty Years of Apollo Technologies in Your Life

In 1969 when NASA astronauts took one small step on the lunar surface, the feat resulted in a giant leap forward in innovations for humanity. The many challenges NASA overcame on the way to the Moon led the agency and its partners to devise new inventions and techniques that spread into public life, and we are still reaping the benefits of those technology developments today. As with the many spinoffs from the Apollo era, the technologies we’re building for today’s missions to the Moon and on to Mars will transform our lives for generations to come.

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Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond

In partnership with the American Geophysical Union (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), we present a panel discussion on the role of geosciences in the legacy of the Apollo missions and the future of the space program. Moderated by NASA Chief Scientist James L. Green, the panel will include Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor at Stanford University, Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University, and Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Submit your question during the question and answer portion via Twitter using the hashtag #ApolloQA

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of The Boeing Company.

NASA ARSET: Overview of the Freshwater Health Index (FHI), Part 3/3

Intermediate Webinar: Remote Sensing for Freshwater Habitats

Part Three: Overview of the Freshwater Health Index (FHI)  

As a result of this part of the webinar series, attendees will be able to understand how to evaluate freshwater ecosystem health, have the ability to use the FHI data and tools to assess freshwater ecosystem health, identify potential uses of the FHI for their work and decision-making, and use the FHI to identify vulnerabilities to degradation and/or climate change, as well as opportunities for improvement of infrastructure development within a basin.

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This training was created by NASA's Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET). ARSET is a part of NASA's Applied Science's Capacity Building Program. Learn more about ARSET:

NASA new Apollo program ( Artemis program )

The Artemis Program

Welcome and today we will be discussing the Artemis program!!! If you enjoy, make sure to like, subscribe, and hit that notification bell!!!

Tribute to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin was chosen as a member of the three-person Apollo 11 crew that landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, fulfilling the mandate of President John F. Kennedy to send Americans to the Moon before the end of the decade. Aldrin was the second American to set foot on the lunar surface.

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Apollo 50th Homage | Celebrating the journey to the Moon

The Apollo 11 mission brought mankind closer to the impossible. Join us in reliving the incredible journey that saw 600 million people around the world united in awe all those fifty years ago when humans touched down on the moon for the first time.
📼 credit: Woodwork Amsterdam, directed by Marvin Koppejan

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SMPTE 2019: Mission Critical: Project Artemis, Imaging from the Moon and Deep Space

When astronauts first set foot on the Moon in July of 1969, the live television coverage was at the time the most-watched live program in television history. NASA’s Artemis program aims to meet President Trump’s directive to land Boots on the Moon by 2024. That leaves little time to design, test and fly the components that will allow the world to watch, live, the first Woman and next Man to set foot on the Moon. Mr. Mathis and Mr. Grubbs will discuss the challenges for imaging in deep space (beyond Low Earth Orbit), including: managing the radiation that damages sensors and electronic components, how VR and 360° cameras could be used to reduce weight and mass, how extreme temperatures complicate the operation of cameras, and how NASA hopes to utilize the “solar system internet” to leverage commercial off-the-shelf technologies.

Rodney Grubbs (Marshall Space Flight Center) - 09:50
Dylan Mathis (Johnson Space Center) - 10:55

Historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing Footage

Join us for a trip down memory lane! Starting at 4:02 p.m. EDT on July 20, 2019, NASA TV replayed the original footage of the 1969 Moon landing. Relive the moment:

One Giant Leap: Space Diplomacy, Past, Present, and Future.

The United States Diplomacy Center, in partnership with the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, and the Embassy of Australia, hosted a space diplomacy program in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The event featured Major General Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, two members of the three-man Apollo 11 mission crew, as well as other senior leaders in the fields of space exploration, research, and diplomacy. It highlighted how the Apollo 11 mission was one of the defining moments of not only the 1960s, but of the 20th century, and how it strengthened American diplomacy. Panelists included U.S. State Department Science Envoy for Space and former NASA Administrator and Astronaut Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, Jr., Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director and former NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan, George Washington University Professor and Space Policy Institute Director Dr. John Logsdon, and Air and Space Museum Curator Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony.

Video courtesy of The George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 on This Week @NASA – July 22, 2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, moving toward the first flight of our Artemis Program, and a new crew to the space station on an historic date for humans in space … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

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