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We Choose the Moon – Interactive Website

We Choose the Moon is an excellent website that offers interactive features of NASA’s Apollo program.  

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Honoring the Space Shuttle

The maker of this video did an excellent job.

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Hold your breath! YU-55 is in the neighborhood

Earth will have a visitor a little closer than the moon. Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid … Continue reading

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Did we go to the moon?

Absolutely.  The conspiracy truly involves the cold war and  American technology at the time. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is slowly mapping out the moon and with that, the Apollo landing sites can be seen and although initial pictures were grainy, the … Continue reading

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Join the International Space Apps Challenge!

What is the International Space Apps Challenge? Demonstrating its commitment to the Open Government Partnership, NASA will work with space agencies around the world to coordinate an International Space Apps Challenge to be held in 2012 that will encourage scientists … Continue reading

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Picture of your city from the International Space Station

Find pictures as viewed from the international space station.

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NASA’s Skywatch

NASA’s Skywatch finds satellites and the International Space Station and helps you to determine where you can see them using information you enter.

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Send your name to Mars

Scheduled to launch between Nov. 25 and Dec. 18, 2011, Mars Science Laboratory is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess whether … Continue reading

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Discover the WordWideTelescope

Want to discover the universe?  The WorldWide Telescope online uses Microsoft Silverlight allowing the end user to search for anything in the universe.  Link

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Space Shuttle launch sequence cameras

Space Shuttle Missions

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Apollo 11 Launch at 500 frames per second

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A Salute to the Space Shuttles

I remember being in high school and seeing the Enterprise lift from a Boeing 747 and NASA’s ‘dry’ run of a glide test.   The large bulky delta winged shuttle lifted up as the Boeing dropped away.  In the background … Continue reading

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R2 On Space Shuttle

Technology is amazing.   Only the torso is flying on this last shuttle launch but this robot designed by NASA and GM is showing that robotics is truly  moving into space exploration.  R2 Developed by GM and NASA-

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Explore the Universe with Celestia

Celestia is an excellent simulation program that allows you to explore the solar system and the galaxy. Free Download for Windows, Linux or Mac

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Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope

This is absolutely awesome.  I’ve always loved space.  I’ve met Alan Shepard, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong.  Got their autographs for the kids…..  This software takes you on an adventure across the universe.   Download it here.

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