Space & Flight

  • Chasing Pluto Watch as the New Horizons spacecraft captures our first clear view of Pluto‚Äôs icy surface. Airing July 15 at 9 pm

  • Invisible Universe Revealed Follow the historic rescue of Hubble—the space telescope that unveiled the cosmos. Watch the program.

  • Searching for Alien Engineering Astronomers are scanning stars and galaxies for evidence of hypothetical alien megastructures called Dyson spheres. Learn about this sci-fi concept.

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Space & Flight in the News


  • Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan

  • The Universe in a Nutshell

    by Stephen Hawking

  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic History

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith

  • Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle

    by Michael Benson

  • Orbit

    by Jay Apt

  • Distant Worlds: Milestones in Planetary Exploration

    by Peter Bond

  • A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red Planet

    by Andrew Chaikin

  • Are We Alone? The Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

    by Paul Davies

  • Aviation: The Early Years

    by Peter Almond

  • Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight

    by Paul Hoffman

  • The Wright Brothers and The Invention of the Aerial Age

    by Tom D. Crouch and Peter L. Jakab

  • The Art of Flying

    by Robert N. Buck


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