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Real World: Choosing the Right Lunar Excavator [Archived]

Real World: Choosing the Right Lunar Excavator [Archived]

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NASA's plans to return to the moon never materialized, but the ideas and innovations considered for lunar exploration, such as the three lunar excavators reviewed in this video, advanced technology. [Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon and unmanned aerial vehicles to Mars. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: September 11, 2009

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NASA, NIA, eClips, Real World, Middle School, Video, Education, Mathematics, Technology, Science, Engineering, STEM, Physics, shuttle, ISS, International Space Station, orbiter, equations, speed, diameter, rotation, degrees, launch window, precess, docking