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STS-120 day 2 highlights
Flight Day 2 of Discovery's mission focused on heat shield inspections. This movie shows the day's highlights.
STS-120 day 1 highlights
The highlights from shuttle Discovery's launch day are packaged into this movie.
The STS-118 crew, including Barbara Morgan, narrates its mission highlights film and answers questions in this post-flight presentation.
STS-120: Rollout to pad
Space shuttle Discovery rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building and travels to launch pad 39A for its STS-120 mission.
Dawn leaves Earth
NASA's Dawn space probe launches aboard a Delta 2-Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral to explore two worlds in the asteroid belt.
Dawn: Launch preview
These briefings preview the launch and science objectives of NASA's Dawn asteroid orbiter.
Launch | Science
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Tom Pike on the
Phoenix Mars Lander
BY EMILY BALDWIN
Posted: November 2008
Dr Tom Pike of Imperial College London works on the microscope station that is included in the Phoenix payload.
Astronomy Now’s Website Editor Emily Baldwin caught up with Dr Pike at the Early Career Planetary Scientists' Meeting to discuss some of the findings of the successful Phoenix mission and plans for the future exploration of Mars.