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Mars New Views

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World-class scientists, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs are all part of an emerging culture of intellectual achievement in the St. Louis area. Innovations offers in-depth stories on groundbreaking technology and scientific discoveries.

Orion: The First Step into Deep Space

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History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule – Morning Program

October 1957—the Soviet Union launches Sputnik. October 1958—America forms NASA. January 1959—McDonnell Corporation wins the contract to design and build the Mercury space capsule. May 1961—Alan Shepard becomes America’s first man in …

History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule – Afternoon Program

October 1957—the Soviet Union launches Sputnik. October 1958—America forms NASA. January 1959—McDonnell Corporation wins the contract to design and build the Mercury space capsule. May 1961—Alan Shepard becomes America’s first man in …

Rendezvous With A Comet

Be part of the mission to rendezvous with Comet Encke. Along the way, use your scientific, problem-solving and decision-making skills to deal with unexpected and highly unpredictable objects in the Solar System that may …

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am