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September 21, 2004

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NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration is in charge of all space programs for the United States. Here are a few websites for you to dive into:
http://www.nasa.gov

At Edspace you find information about Astronaut School, Living in Space, Bringing Space Home, Explorer's Galaxy, and the Earth Crew of a mission. http://edspace.nasa.gov

Human Space Flight , for mission status reports, space station, photos, history, http://spaceflight.nasa.gov

Kennedy Space Science Center, keep track of launches, International Space Station, http://www.ksc.nasa.gov

AstronautAstronaut School Can you eat bugs, or ride the vomit comet? http://edspace.nasa.gov/astroschool/astroschool.html

Astronaut Biographies for crew members and candidates for future missions.
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios

Meet the Astronauts
http://edspace.nasa.gov/astromeet/astromeet.html

StarChild, a Learning Center for Young Astronomers. Become an expert on the solar system, the universe and other space facts. http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Space Kids Become an expert. Take a look at space science for kids.
http://spacekids.hq.nasa.gov/osskids/

NASA Kids offers an interactive way to learn about NASA's science activities. It is especially designed for kids.
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

Amazing Space Online Explorations Online explorations are a fun, interactive way to explore galaxies, black holes, comets, and other fascinating objects.
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/

Capture the Cosmos / Online adventures, pictures, answers and more about many topics about space.
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/capture

 

Down-to-Earth Astronomy Links to things to see, do and learn from the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Hubble Space Telescope.
http://opposite.stsci.edu/

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Fun in Space This is the place to go for "Shuttle Factoids." http://www.spacetoday.org/History/SpaceFactoids/SpaceFactoids4.html

Space Weather Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment. Keep up to date about Solar Winds, Geomagnetic Storms, and Near Earth Asteroids. http://www.spaceweather.com/

If you are the curious kind look at What's Happening in Space Today for the current report about the state of the sun, auroras, and space events. http://www.windows.ucar.edu/spaceweather/more_details.html

Public Pictures of Space
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/

Useful Daily Space Data The sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset and twilight time tables for your location from the Navy can be a useful classroom tool. Also included are important dates, positions of the sun and moon, and eclipse information.
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/

Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA. Every day a new picture or image of the universe is placed here, with a brief explanation and links to background information. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Check when you can view The International Space Station from your location.
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/osf/station/viewing/issvis.html

School house     Links for Educators
A good place to start your exploration of topics and resources about space is NASA's Website. The Educator's Section has helpful suggestions for teaching at different Grade levels.http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html?skipIntro=1Websit

Amazing Space Web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use.
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu

The Space Place Intergrated elementary group activities about space, with cool images of astronauts, earth, the moon and many more. http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/teachers_page.htm

NASA Education Program out of the world opportunity for teachers. http://education.nasa.gov

The Teaching tools index is a convenient doorway to all of Amazing Space's teaching materials.
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/eds/

Hubble Space Telescope PictureInformal Science Education Design resources and specialized exhibits for science museums, planetariums, and other informal science education settings. Links to funding opportunities for informal educators.
http://informal-sci.stsci.edu/

Space Science Education Resource Directory (SSERD) A convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings. Searchable by keyword, subject, and grade level. http://teachspacescience.org/


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