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Information on Current Space Program and Astronomy Events
The International Space Station
Exploration of the Planets
Solar System Exploration - news, current missions, and history of past missions from NASA.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Great site for finding out about current space missions. There is news, a calendar, missions to learn more about the solar system, and a site for kids.
Kepler - A mission to search for habitable planets.
Voyager - Launched in 1977, two Voyager spacecraft have explored the outer planets and are now going to outer space.
Cassini: The Voyage to Saturn - Launched in 1997, it has explored Saturn for 20 years. Its mission will be completed in September, 2018.
NASA's Messenger Spacecraft - Mission to explore Mercury. Launched in 2004. Mission completed in 2015.
The New Horizons Mission - Launched in 2006. It flew by Pluto in 2015. Exploration of Mars
Exploration of Jupiter
Project Galileo : Journey to Jupiter -
Use this site to learn about the exploration of Jupiter and its moons. This mission lasted 14 years and ended in 2003.
Juno - Juno was launched in 2011, Juno is now exploring Jupiter.
NASA for Students
NASA for Kids Flights to The Moon
Exploring The Sun
Other Information on Space Exploration
Deep Impact - NASA investigation of the
structure of a comet.
How Stuff Works: Space - Lots of information here on space and astronomy.
NASA Spacesuits and Space Walks - Learn why spacesuits are very important, and look at the suits that NASA has used when walking and working in space.
Cape Cosmos - Here you find out about the role that women and African Americans played in the space program, and about the difficulties which they faced in finding equal opportunities. The story is told by astronaut Mae Jemison.
Encyclopedia Austronautica - Lots of information about the history
of space exploration. Astronomy
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