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Web Resources Agencies & Administrations
Canadian Space Agency
Past, current, and future space missions developed by Canada.
China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Past, current, and future space missions developed.
European Space Agency (ESA)
Past, current, and future space missions. Includes images, maps, and illustrations.
French Space Agency (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales - CNES)
France's space program. Includes news, missions, and more.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Germany's space program. Includes news, missions, and more.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
India's space program. Includes news, missions, and more.
Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana)
Italy's space program. Includes news, missions, and more.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Past, current, and future space missions developed by Japan.
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Past, current, and future manned and unmanned space missions.

Other NASA space exploration websites include:
Glossary of Space Flight Terms
Definitions of terms used in space exploration. From NASA.
Human Space Flight
Past, current, and future Space Shuttle and Space Station missions as reported by NASA.
Innovative Partnerships Program
A list of commercial projects that have benefited from space exploration research and discoveries. Areas include fabrics, nanotubes, life rafts, water purification, and medical devices. From NASA.
International Space Station (ISS)
Past, current, and future missions and astronauts on the ISS. News, images, and other information provided by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). See also the European Space Agency (ESA) ISS web pages.
Mars Exploration Program
Past, current, and future Mars exploration missions as reported by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory). See also NASA's Mars Rovers website
NASA History Timelines
Includes special chronologies such as defining events in NASA history, lunar exploration timeline and highlights of the first 100 U.S. human space flights. Also includes events in aviation starting in 1915. From NASA.
NASA Science: Missions
An interactive table of NASA's missions that includes launch date, phase, NASA division, and mission names. Click on Name for detailed information and sort the list be clicking on column headings. From NASA.
National Space Science Data Center
Serves as the permanent archive for NASA space science mission data.
Space Missions Pages
News, reports and studies, and other information on past, current, and future astronomy and space exploration missions: ACE, AIM, Apollo, Aqua, Aquarius, ARCTAS, Ares, ASTRO-1, ASTRO-2, Aura, CALIPSO, Cassini, CHAMP, Chandra, CINDI, Clementine, Cloudsat, Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, Constellation Program, Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), Dawn, Deep Impact, Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, EPOXI, Exploration Plans, Explorer, Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer, FAST, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Fire and Smoke, FUSE, GALEX, Galileo, Gemini, Genesis, Geotail, GLAST, Glory, GOES, GOES-O, Gravity Probe-B, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, HETE-2, Hinode (Solar-b), Hubble Space Telscope, IBEX, ICEsat, IMAGE, International Space Station (ISS), James Webb Space Telescope, Jason, Kepler, LAGEOS 1 and 2, Landsat 7, LCROSS, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Magellan, Mars Rovers, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory, Mercury, MESSENGER, Mini-RF, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), New Horizons, NMP EO-1, NOAA-N, NOAA-N Prime, NPP, Ocean Surface Topography Mission, Orbiting Carbon Observatory, Orion, Phoenix, Pioneer, POES, Polar, QuikSCAT, Ranger, RHESSI, Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT), RXTE, SDO, SERVIR, Space Shuttles, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Skylab, Small Satellites, SOFIA, SOHO, Solar Anomalous and Magnetospherice Particle Explorer (SAMPEX), Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment, SORCE, Space Shuttle, Spitzer, Stardust, STEREO, Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS), Surveyor, SWIFT, Terra, THEMIS, TIMED, TOMS-EP, TOPEX/Poseidon, TRACE, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, Ulysses, Upper Atmosphere Radiation Satellite (UARS), Viking, Voyager, Wide-Field Infrared Explorer, WIND, WISE.
Space Shuttles
Space shuttle launches and missions. News, images, and other information provided by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
Space Technology Hall of Fame
Technologies, organizations and individuals who have transformed technology developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life on Earth. From the Space Foundation and NASA.
Spinoff Spotlights
NASA's Spinoff publication highlights how NASA uses its funds, research, scientific and technological advances to benefit citizens and to promote space exploration. See also NASA's NASA's Positive Impact on Society and Benefits of Space Exploration pages.
Russian Space Agency
Please click here for an English version (as translated by Microsoft Translator)
United Kingdom Space Agency

General Information about Space & Space Exploration
Astronomy & Cosmology
Astronomical observatories, observations, astronomers, astrophyics, related topics.
Google Sky
Pan and zoom through the visible universe through this virtual map, which consists of combined images and information from various astronomical observatories around the world as well as space telescopes such as Hubble. You can also search for planets, moons, stars, constellations, galaxies, nebulae, and switch the view to different wavelengths (visible, X-ray, infrared). Also check out Google Moon and Google Mars.
History of Space Science and Astronomy
Space Today Online has compiled many interesting facts related to space exploration. Topics include Man-in-Space Firsts, Space Factoids, From Gargarin to Melvill, Leaders Among Women in Space and more. Also includes first hand accounts by Russian cosmonauts about living and working in space.
Object Collections of the National Air and Space Museum
Includes Aerial Cameras, Aircraft, Awards and Insignia, Instruments and Avionics, Propulsion, Social and Cultural, Apollo 11 Artifacts, Eyewitness to Space, Fly Now!, The Birth of the Balloon, Military Personal Items, Civilian Applications Satellites, Guidance, Navigation and Control, Human Spaceflight, International Space, National Security Space, Rocketry, and Space Science. From the Smithsonian Institute.
Planetary Society
"The Planetary Society, founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman, inspires and involves the world's public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education. Today, The Planetary Society is the largest and most influential public space organization group on Earth." Includes news, images, and mission updates. Note: some content is available only through paid membership.
SETI Institute
"The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe." SETI stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Website includes news, images, podcasts, publications, an archive of online lectures, and information about the Drake Equation and the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe.
Space Exploration
From the National Archives.
Sky and Telescope
Web edition of the magazine. Includes news, information, blogs, star maps, and other information about current and future space exploration missions.
News, information, and multimedia about space missions and studies worldwide.
Space Shuttle Videos
"Video highlights from each shuttle mission, narrated by the astronauts." Also includes mission patches and posters of the crews. From the National Space Society.

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