Space: The New Frontier Season 2
S02 E01Jun 3, 2016
The Astronauts Jun 3, 2016 Who are these people that venture into space? Once they were test pilots, then scientists and engineers. Now teachers, politicians and paying tourists can go to space! What does it take to earn the astronaut wings?
S02 E02Jun 3, 2016
Space: Getting There Jun 3, 2016 Take a look at the new surge in space transportation, with privately owned companies vying for government contracts and private entrepreneurs looking to build hotels in space.
S02 E03Jun 3, 2016
Orbit Jun 3, 2016 Chances are, you are watching this program by satellite, one way or another. Every day we use these wonders of human design, from communication and weather observation, to GPS and recourse management. As time goes on, the need for these amazing machines grows and grows.
S02 E04Jun 3, 2016
Shore to Shore Jun 3, 2016 With low Earth orbit delegated to private companies, NASA is free to develop the deep space hardware for missions to Mars and beyond. The Orion space craft and SLS launch system are well on their way to delivering this capability.
S02 E04Jun 3, 2016
Mars: Adapt or Leave Jun 3, 2016 Air, water, food, electricity, and fuel - all the essentials to explore the solar system. This episode explores the innovative plans for astronauts to grow their own food and extract water and fuel at their destinations.
S02 E05Jun 3, 2016
Emissaries Jun 3, 2016 NASA and others are developing new innovative propulsion systems, ion thrusters, and solar sails. The science fiction 'Warp drive' is not as far away as once thought.
S02 E06Jun 3, 2016
Danger, Asteroids Ahead Jun 3, 2016 The threat of an asteroid strike is a very real danger in our solar system. Mankind is now in a position to defend the planet from such an eventuality.
S02 E07Jun 3, 2016
First Light Jun 3, 2016 The Hubble Telescope is nearing its end. Its replacements are ready to go - ready to peer further back in time and space than ever imagined.
S02 E08Jun 3, 2016
Stars Above Jun 3, 2016 The past and the future of Earth and ourselves are revealed to us through the life cycle of stars.
S02 E09Jun 3, 2016
The Dark Side Jun 3, 2016 There are many things that we don't know about the Universe, especially when it comes to dark matter and dark energy. See what Scientists continue to unveil as they devote so much time and effort to this study.