The Future Astronauts of America Foundation is a multi-faceted program designed to encourage young students and adults to become involved with the exciting world of space science and it's applications. By utilizing various educational resources and hands on projects, students are exposed to science in an easy to understand format.
The foundation offers a major resource by offering a website loaded with text and images that can be downloaded for use in student/teachers research.
Our solar system is made up of a star - the Sun - eight planets, 144 moons, a bunch of comets, asteroids and space rocks, ice and several dwarf planets, such as Pluto.
Lets go to the Solar System
A galaxy is made of billions of stars, dust, and gas all held together by gravity. Galaxies are scattered throughout the Universe. They vary greatly in size and shape. Lets go to the Galaxies Galaxies
The Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990 sped humanity to one of its greatest advances in that journey. Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere, which distorts and blocks the light that reaches our planet, gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes. Hubble Space Telescope
The International Space Station, the largest international scientific and technological endeavor ever undertaken, took shape in factories and laboratories of 15 nations around the world. With the Space Station, a permanent laboratory has been established in a realm where gravity, temperature, and pressure can be manipulated in a variety of scientific and engineering pursuits that are impossible in ground-based laboratories. The Space Station is a test bed for the technologies of the future and a laboratory for research on new, advanced industrial materials, communications technology, and medical research. International Space Station
Space Shuttles were the main element of America's Space Transportation System and were used for space research and space applications. The shuttles were the first vehicles capable of being launched into space and returning to earth on a routine basis. Space shuttles were used as orbiting laboratories in which scientists and mission specialists conducted a wide variety of scientific experiments, and studied and photographed stars, galaxies, the planets, and other bodies in and beyond the universe. Crews aboard space shuttles placed satellites in orbit. They also rendezvous with satellites to carry out repairs and return them to orbit. Satellites were also returned to earth in space shuttles for refurbishment and reuse. Space Shuttle
Kid's Universe offers challenging puzzles for different grade levels, coloring pages, word serches, and crosswords. Kid's Universe
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