Themes Peering into Space

Peering into Space

To gaze upward and know we're part of a vast system of heavenly bodies -- it is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling. TEDTalks collects some amazing thinking on our place in the universe. Carolyn Porco takes us on a thrilling flyby of Saturn and its moons, while Burt Rutan, Bill Stone and George Dyson talk about how we could start putting more humans up into orbit and beyond.

Sir Martin Rees and David Deutsch offer throughtful talks worth savoring, on our physical and metaphysical place in space.

And Steve Jurvetson shares the sheer glee of shooting off rockets into the near cosmos.

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Play_iconFreeman Dyson: Let's look for life in the outer solar system

Freeman Dyson: Let's look for life in the outer solar system

19:11 Posted: Jul 2008

Views: 618,403 | Comments: 78

Play_iconPeter Diamandis: Stephen Hawking's zero g flight

Peter Diamandis: Stephen Hawking's zero g flight

04:01 Posted: Jun 2008

Views: 329,787 | Comments: 34

Play_iconBrian Greene: Making sense of string theory

Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory

19:06 Posted: Apr 2008

Views: 2,970,089 | Comments: 507

Play_iconStephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

10:12 Posted: Apr 2008

Views: 6,316,091 | Comments: 482

Play_iconDavid Hoffman: Sputnik mania

David Hoffman: Sputnik mania

03:50 Posted: Apr 2008

Views: 197,620 | Comments: 34

Play_iconRoy Gould + Curtis Wong: A preview of the WorldWide Telescope

Roy Gould + Curtis Wong: A preview of the WorldWide Telescope

06:42 Posted: Feb 2008

Views: 722,721 | Comments: 70

Play_iconSteve Jurvetson: Model rocketry

Steve Jurvetson: Model rocketry

03:22 Posted: Feb 2008

Views: 266,742 | Comments: 25

Play_iconGeorge Dyson: The story of Project Orion

George Dyson: The story of Project Orion

08:38 Posted: Feb 2008

Views: 674,937 | Comments: 45

Play_iconCarolyn Porco: This is Saturn

Carolyn Porco: This is Saturn

17:09 Posted: Oct 2007

Views: 2,278,891 | Comments: 212

Play_iconBill Stone: I'm going to the moon. Who's with me?

Bill Stone: I'm going to the moon. Who's with me?

17:43 Posted: Jun 2007

Views: 1,406,571 | Comments: 225

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