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Modern energy takes us on a journey to space: the final frontier. This episode traces the history of space travel, with a focus on the energy innovations making it possible. Lifting off into space depends on modern energy, and surviving in space also requires energy. Energy is required at every step in space exploration, and new forms of energy must be developed to reach other star systems.  Space exploration lets us examine earth-bound energy challenges like climate change.

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