Space Links

This page provides reliable, non-commercial research sources.  All sites listed here, as well as all links found within the posts, reference governmental or educational entities, or one of a very few private sites that apply the same strict standards as SpaceBlog.

http://www.nasa.gov/ – NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, 

http://science.nasa.gov/kids/ – NASA brings you an exciting way to look at our Sun and Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond. Our site has games you can play and 

http://science.nasa.gov/ – News and features about NASA research, aimed at the general public. Includes sections on astronomy, space science, beyond rocketry, living in space, 

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html – Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

http://hubble.nasa.gov/ – The Hubble Space Telescope homepage covers news, operations, technology, missions, and multimedia.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/index.html – The Kennedy Space Center spaceport has served as the departure gate for every American manned mission and hundreds of advanced scientific spacecraft. The site offer news and multimedia about past and current missions.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/ – NASA’s Lunar and Planetary Science page features links to media, information, and educational resources relating to the exploration of planets, comets, asteroids, and moons in our solar system.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm – NASA’s Solar System Exploration page features news, multimedia, and information as well as educational resources and a ‘kids only’ section.

http://nineplanets.org/ – This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/ – “Eyes on the Solar System” is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html – The European Space Agency portal features the latest news in space exploration, human spaceflight, launchers, telecommunications, navigation, monitoring and 

http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/ – McDonald Observatory is a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin located in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

http://www.spacetoday.org/SolSys/Moons/MoonsSolSys.html – award winning online magazine covering space from Earth to the edge of the universe; included in the list of ‘Great Web Sites for Kids‘ by the American Library Association.

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/mko/ – The 4200 meter high summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii houses the world’s largest observatoryfor optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy. 

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/universe/ – (downloadable digital atlas of the Universe) Since 1998, the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium have engaged in the three-dimensional mapping of the Universe. This cosmic cartography brings a new perspective to our place in the Universe and will redefine your sense of home.

http://spacibm.rice.edu/~has/index.html – The Houston Astronomical Society website includes webcasts and listings of special events, reports, lectures, and star parties.

http://www.pd.astro.it/ – INAF, the astronomical observatory of Padova, Italy.

more coming…




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