Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

The Astronomy Series

This series of programs introduces viewers to the wonders of space and astronomy. Series: 7 programs (30 to 60 minutes). Click for more

NASA Man: Dr. Vaughan Clift (cc)

NASA Man: Dr. Vaughan Clift (cc)

Dr. Vaughan Clift develops medical technology for astronauts at NASA (National Aeronautic and Space Agency) in Houston, Texas. The bizarre conditions in space are a great stimulus to creative solutions to very unusual problems. Amongst other things, he has invented a simple way of collecting and preserving blood without the need for refrigeration. This dried-blood technology is already earning NASA billions of dollars in "spin-offs" for the medical industry. Dr. Clift shows us the sort of work he does, while taking viewers on a guided tour around the Johnson Space Center. Here we see the Space Shuttle Trainer, also the chamber where researchers are locked away for months to study recycling, and the famous "Vomit Comet," an aircraft that dives to simulate zero gravity. Dr. Clift is not only an amusing, sometimes hilarious host, but also is passionate about space. Produced by ABC International, Inc. 2007 Closed-Captioned JSCA 30 min.
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