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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:

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

Human Space Flight for mission status reports, space station, photos, history.

Kennedy Space Science Center, keep track of launches, International Space Station.

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Meet the Astronauts

Astronaut Biographies for crew members and candidates for future missions.

Space Kids Become an expert. Take a look at space science for kids.

Astronaut School Can you eat bugs, or ride the vomit comet?

NASA Kids offers an interactive way to learn about NASA's science activities. It is especially designed for kids.

Amazing Space Online Explorations Online explorations are a fun, interactive way to explore galaxies, black holes, comets, and other fascinating objects.

hubble telescopeCapture the Cosmos Online adventures, pictures, answers and more about many space topics.

Hubble Space Telescope. See amazing pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. See Stars, Galaxies, and learn more about our planets. Learn how the Hubble works; even see pictures of the universe taken by the Hubble perhaps before the earth was created.

Down-to-Earth Astronomy Links to things to see, do and learn from the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Fun in Space This is the place to go for "Shuttle "factoids'

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

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.

View amazing pictures from space Public Pictures of Space

Check when you can view The International Space Station from your location.

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.

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.

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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.

The Space Place Integrated elementary group activities about space, with cool images of astronauts, earth, the moon and many more.

Amazing Space Web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use.

NASA Education Program out of the world opportunity for teachers. See the NASA Education Page

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.

The Teaching tools index is a convenient doorway to all of Amazing Space's teaching materials.

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.

A learning center for young astronomers.Star Child. Become an expert on the solar system, the universe and other space facts.

Welcome to Imagine the Universe! This site is intended for students age 14 and up, and for anyone interested in learning about our universe. If you're looking for grade school level astronomy information, please see the StarChild web site. Enjoy your cosmic journey!

For Cosmic projects check out this site. Lesson Plans and Educator resource page

More art and projects site from NASA

Teacher's Eye View

Connecting NASA curricular activities with K-12 educational standards. Easy to read and find activities connecting them with National Standards (math and Science)

Amazing Teacher's Corner. Although the entire Space Place site may be helpful to teachers and students, the resources linked here were developed specifically to help in the classroom.

Downloadable space and aviation curriculum developed by Alabama State Department of Education.

Learn how to engage your students and teach science in the context of the STS-118 shuttle mission with the first Educator Astronaut spaceflight.


NASA library and student resources For years and years, the dream of flying through outer space has inspired people to enter the fields of science and engineering and make their dreams come true. The NASA Headquarters library owns children's resources on outer space that start back at the birth of science fiction and continue to some of today's newest titles that will encourage the next generation of rocketeers.

Downloadable space and aviation curriculum K-3 developed by Alabama State department of education.

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