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All about Astronomy & Astronomers
European Space Agency (ESA)
Past, current, and future space missions. Includes images, maps, and illustrations.
Factmonster: Astronomy and Space Exploration
Glossary of Space Flight Terms
Definitions of terms used in space exploration. From NASA.
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.
Human Space Flight
Past, current, and future Space Shuttle and Space Station missions as reported by 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 (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Past, current, and future manned and unmanned space missions.
NASA for Students
Fun facts, images, and activities.
NASA Kids' Club
From NASA.
NASA 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.
NASA Space Place
Games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology. Also available in Spanish. From NASA.
Rocket Science 101
"You don't have to be a rocket scientist to launch a NASA spacecraft with NASA's Rocket Science 101! Select your favorite NASA mission and build a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit. As you take the RS101 challenge, you can learn more about thrilling missions and the various components of the launch vehicles, how they are configured and how they work together to successfully launch a NASA spacecraft." From NASA. Requires the Adobe Flash Player plugin.
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.
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 Shuttles
Past, current, and future space shuttle launches and missions. News, images, and other information provided by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

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