Video Descriptions for NASA Goddard's Recipe for Baked Spacecraft
0:00 A timelapse of a component of the PACE spacecraft, which looks like a gold and silver rectangular frame full of multicolored wires, being attached to a pulley lift coming from above. Several people dressed in all white cleanroom suits with hoods, masks, and blue gloves, are moving around and working on the hardware.
0:05 A blue box with white text reading “NASA Goddard’s Recipe for Baked Spacecraft” wipes onto the top third of the shot. In the timelapse, the component is lifted up and out of frame.
0:12 A visualization of art of Earth’s surface, completely grayed out, with the PACE spacecraft flying above it. The spacecraft is a squat, silvery cube-ish shape with a purple solar panel extending from one side. As the spacecraft flies over Earth’s surface, data fills a swath below. The data is swirls of bright blue and turquoise.
0:14 A blue box with white text that reads “1. Gather all ingredients” wipes on.
0:19 Three stacked images of instruments for PACE. The top is a white box with little cones protruding from the side, partly covered by clear wrapping and yellow tape. The middle instrument is a silver box with a curved irregular octagon attached to its front, looking sort of like a speaker. The bottom instrument looks like several boxes stacked together and wrapped in silver foil, sitting on top of a tangle of multicolored wires, inside a cylindrical black chamber.
0:20 Green boxes with white checkmarks pop on each of the images in turn, starting from the top.
0:26 A black background with a satellite image of a blue ocean with swirls of lighter blue in the top left corner.
0:27 A second satellite image of the blue ocean with brown and green swirls of phytoplankton along a green coast appears along the center right of the frame.
0:28 A third satellite image fills the bottom of the frame, with dark blue ocean water with a striking light blue and green swirl, obscured partially by clouds.
0:29 A satellite image of swirling, bright green plankton fills the open spot in the top right corner.
0:30 A satellite image of brown swirls of sediment in a blue green body of water fills the final spot in the left center of the frame.
0:31 A microscopic video of tiny plankton, which look like gold rods with rounded tips and transparent blobs in their centers, wriggle around in front of a dark blue background.
0:36 A pair of hands in light blue gloves fold an irregularly shaped cut-out of foil, gold on one side and silver on the other. The hands are folding the pattern to make a 3D approximation of a spacecraft.
0:38 A blue box with white text that reads “2. Wrap the instruments” wipes on.
0:49 A pan around the integration and testing facility at NASA Goddard. It’s a huge room with high ceilings and technical equipment everywhere. Prominent in the room are two bright blue, roughly cylindrical chambers with several tubes and ports attached to them, labeled with the NASA Goddard logo.
0:51 A blue box with white text that reads “3. Place components in the Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)”
0:55 Timelapse of the OCI instrument, which looks like several boxes stacked together and wrapped in silver foil, sitting on top of a tangle of multicolored wires, sliding away from the camera into the open circular mouth of the thermal vacuum chamber.
0:59 View from the International Space Station, flying over Earth’s surface. The edge of the station peeks from the top edge of the frame. Most of the frame is dominated by the round limb of Earth, which moves from darkness to sunlight as the station flies. In the sunlight, Earth is light blue, covered in patchy white clouds.
1:04 Timelapse of several people in white cleanroom suits, with hoods, masks, blue gloves, and headlamps, working on the OCI instrument inside the thermal vacuum chamber. The chamber door is open, and the people climb in and out of the chamber, checking cables and adjusting components.
1:10 Another timelapse, this one taken from within the chamber. Several people in white cleanroom suits, with hoods, masks, blue gloves, and headlamps are helping move cables as the OCI instrument slides inside the thermal vacuum chamber. The chamber door is open.
1:11 A blue box with white text that reads “4. Bake” wipes on.
1:15 After the blue box wipes back off, an emoji stopwatch appears in the center of the frame, over the timelapse.
1:16 A still image of a person in a white cleanroom suit, with a mask and a thin hair covering, working on an instrument, which looks like a silver box with a curved irregular octagon attached to its front. The instrument is inside a black cylindrical chamber at roughly the person’s height.
1:17 A blue box with white text that reads “5. Remove from heat” wipes on.
1:21 Three people wearing white cleanroom suits, with hoods, masks, and blue gloves work on the edge of a large, metal frame. Spacecraft hardware extends from the center of the frame, which they are adjusting.
1:22 A blue box with white text that reads “Assemble and enjoy!” wipes on.