Details the initiation of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990 and the repair and servicing missions which followed; explains the telescope's role in answering questions about the universe.
Describes the qualities needed to be part of the space program and various aspects of the training that astronaut candidates receive to prepare them for their first flight.
Explores the planet Pluto, including its atmosphere and composition, its early astronomical sightings, and its terrain.
Describes the composition of Venus from its core to its atmosphere and explains how Venus is incapable of supporting life even though it appears to be similar to Earth.
Explores the seventh planet of our solar system, its composition, terrain, and unique features, as well as historical and current scientific explorations.
Describes the landing of Sojourner on Mars, summarizes the history of information gathering missions, and speculates about future plans for explorations of the Red Planet.
Discusses the need for the proposed international space station, its design, and purpose, based partly on experiences with space station Mir.
Explores the planet Neptune, including its atmosphere and composition, its early astronomical sightings, and its terrain.
Describes the history, unique features, and exploration of Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun.
Describes the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, explains the need for establishing a moon base, and speculates about future situations in which the base would be used.
Describes the third planet from the sun, including its orbit, seasons, gravity, geology, and life.
Describes the fourth planet from the sun, including its discovery, terrain, temperature, and characteristics, and examines the possibility of life on the Red Planet.
Discusses the travel of the Galileo spacecraft from its launch to its orbit around Jupiter, explaining the goals and accomplishments of the mission.
Describes the physical properties of the Sun and its relation to the other bodies in space and shows the direct influence the Sun has on life on Earth.