NASA and the Space Industry

NASA and the Space Industry

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NASA: Mars Perserverance Rover

AmericaSpace: Mars Perserverance Tracker

BBC: Key Questions About Perserverance


NASA AND THE SPACE INDUSTRY

Covering the Commercial Space Industry
Great tips from The Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

NASA

NASA Earth Image Database
Thousands of pictures of earth and other research materials.

NASA Images Library

SpaceX
Elon Musk’s ventures into space.

SpaceX Launches
Breakdown/timeline of launches and archives of past ones.

NASA/SpaceX

Space.com
Great research and interactive tools.

NASA: Space Shuttle and International Space Station

NASA Global Climate Change

SpaceWeather.com
Tracks solar wind, meteors, planet temps, etc.

Space Station Page

NASA: Mars Perserverance Rover

AmericaSpace: Mars Perserverance Tracker

BBC: Key Questions About Perserverance

NASA: Asteroid Watch

Astronomy.com

SpaceBusiness.com
Links to several industry sites.

Accuweather.com: Astronomy Center

NASA: Apollo 11

Google Moon
Use the image map to track past Apollo missions and zoom in on various areas.

The Atlantic: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 in Photos

CNN: Apollo 13 Astronauts Reflect on a ‘Successful Failure’

Google Earth
Free site that allows you to zoom in on your address/zip code from a satellite image.

NASA Histories

NASA: History of Missions

NASA Apollo Gallery

We Choose the Moon
Cool Flash animation of the Apollo 11 mission. Includes a desktop tracker.

PBS Nova: To the Moon

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Space.com
Great research and interactive tools.

NASA: Space Shuttle and International Space Station

American Meteor Society

NASA Questions for the Record 2016-2020

Space Station Page

Stardate.org
McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas offers stargazing tools, moon calculator, search and other resources.

National Landcover Database
Land cover information at the national scale for a wide variety of environmental, land management, and modeling applications.

NASA Landsat
Pull satellite imagery.

Hubble Space Telescope
The official website.

Earth Observatory
These satellite images allow you to see things such as bush fires in southeastern Australia and air pollution over China.

Harvard’s Interactive Observatory

NASA’s Earth Observatory

CNN.com’s Space Page

Hubble Telescope Press Releases and Images

The Hubble Site
Space research and astronomy galore. Includes the telescope, education/museums, reference desk, photo galleries and more.

NASA: STS 107 Press Kit
157 pages of .pdf.

NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia: Quick Facts and Issues for Congress
Six pages in .PDF format.

CRS Issue Brief: Space Launch Vehicles: Government Activities, Commercial Competition, and Satellite Exports
Twenty pages in .PDF format.

CRS Issue Brief: Space Stations
Twenty pages in .PDF format.

NASA: International Space Station

Air&Space Magazine
Smithsonian online magazine includes History of Flight, Flight Today, Military Aviaton and Space Exploration.

Huffington Post: Tau Ceti Habitable Planet

Google: Columbia Shuttle Links

NASA Shuttle Press Kit on STS 107
In .PDF format.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland)

Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, Ala.)

Howstuffworks: How Space Shuttles Work

Google Search on Shuttle Re-Entry

George Washington University: Space Policy Institute
Benefits of space research, satellites, etc.

Presidential Commission Report on Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Rogers Commission Report – not all parts are online at this location.

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger: Observations on the Reliability of the Shuttle
A part of the Rogers Commission Report.

Orlando Sentinel Coverage of Columbia

MSNBC: Space Shuttle Timeline 1981-2002

PhysLink Astronomy and Physics Online

WikiSky
Images of galaxies, comets, etc.

Astrophysics Data System
NASA-funded site at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics features scientific explanations of astronomy.

Sloan Digital Sky Survey
High-resolution images of the night sky.

National Academy of Sciences
Links to publications, news and other resources.

Fear of Physics
Covers fundamentals, teaching resources.

Fragile Oasis
A space blog about how to improve the environment on Earth.

CBS News: Stats on Space Fatalities
Features many key stats.

SpaceFlightNow: Radar Images
Radar image of debris field and links to data on mission.

Florida Today Space Section

Space Station Science Operations News
The latest news about Space Station Science Operations, managed by the Marshall Center.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory News
NASA’s official site for news and photos on the latest discoveries by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Franklin Institute Inquirer’s Guide to the Universe

Check Your Weight on Other Planets

Space Station Tracker

Space Media Inc.’s Movies in Orbit

Virtual Space Museum
History, canceled projects, etc.

University of Iowa: Space Audio

NASA: Apollo 8 Spaceflight Anniversary

Chicago Tribune: Apollo 8 Revisited

Smithsonian: The Apollo 8 Mission
Images, audio/video, facts, crew and mission summary.

Exploring the Moon: Apollo 8 Mission Quick Facts
Images, audio/video, facts, crew and mission summary.


SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA EXPLOSION

Google: Columbia Shuttle Links

CRS Issue Brief: Space Launch Vehicles: Government Activities, Commercial Competition, and Satellite Exports
Twenty pages in .PDF format.

CRS Issue Brief: Space Stations
Twenty pages in .PDF format.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Goddard Space Flight Center (Maryland)

Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, Ala.)

Howstuffworks: How Space Shuttles Work

Presidential Commission Report on Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Rogers Commission Report – not all parts are online at this location.

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger: Observations on the Reliability of the Shuttle
A part of the Rogers Commission Report.

Orlando Sentinel Coverage of Columbia

MSNBC: Space Shuttle Timeline 1981-2002

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger: Federation of American Scientists
A part of the Rogers Commission Report.

CBS News: Stats on Space Fatalities
Features many key stats.

SpaceFlightNow: Radar Images
Radar image of debris field and links to data on mission.

NASA Earth Image Database
Thousands of pictures of earth and other research materials.

Space.com
Great research and interactive tools.

NASA: Space Shuttle and International Space Station

Space Station Page


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