Teaching Ideas: NASA, Space, Planets, and Moons #coffeechugPLN

NASA Haughton-Mars Project: program aimed at developing new technologies, strategies, humans factors experience, and field-based operational know-how key to planning the future exploration of the Moon, Mars and other planets by robots and humans.

Ask a Scientist: Living on Other Planets http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bio99/bio99206.htm

Venus Project (useful in colonizing other planets)

comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.

Hubble Space Telescope http://hubblesite.org/

We Cannot Colonize the Planets (reasons why) http://spl.haxial.net/universe/colonizing-galaxy/

Space Elevators (no need for rockets) http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast07sep_1.htm

British National space Centre http://www.bnsc.gov.uk/default.aspx?nid=3191

China National Space Agency http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/main_e.asp

Danish National Space Center http://spacecenter.dk/

Indian Space Research Organization http://www.isro.org/

Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html

Norwegian Space Centre http://www.spacecentre.no/

Space Agencies and Organizations http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/astroweb/agency.html

Space Weather Network (conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can endanger human life or health)

Project X (two flights into space in two weeks) http://www.projectx.com/

Planetary Probes History http://www.faqs.org/faqs/space/probe/

Lyot Project (identifying biologically active planets and finding ones that are possibly inhabitable) http://lyot.org/background/

Exploration of Other Planets

         Pioneer Venus Project http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/pioneer_venus.html

         Colonizing Other Planets: Millennial Project http://www.jmooneyham.com/millp.html

         The Grand Survey of Mars: 1996-2019 A.D. (EXCEPTIONAL SITE!! educational programs from K-12, news on all the probes) http://tes.asu.edu/newsurveyormenu.html 

Astronaut Geology Tools (photos and descriptions) http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/tools/Welcome.html

Collecting Moon Rocks During the Apollo Program (tools and photos)

Space Related Resources (EXCELLENT SITE! many related topics) http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/educators/resources/highschool.asp

Space Station Photo Gallery http://www.pbs.org/spacestation/gallery.htm

Astronaut Photography of Earth http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

Astronaut & Space Travel Memorabilia for Salehttp://www.novaspace.com/AUTO/rfts.more.html

Space Radio Stations (communicate with astronauts) http://www.hobbyspace.com/Radio/

The Space Show (live broadcast talk radio about space) http://www.live365.com/stations/dlivingston?site=dlivingston

Physics and Astronomy Fun and Jokes http://www.physlink.com/Fun/Index.cfm

Drake Equation (estimating the number of civilizations capable of communication that are in the Milky Way Galaxy) http://www.airynothing.com/smackerels/DrakeEquation.html

Space Music (with podcasts) http://spacemusic.libsyn.com/

Space Art on the Web http://www.spaceart.org/

Space Art in Children’s Books http://sun3.lib.uci.edu/~jsisson/john.htm

Space ArtGalleries Around the World http://www.engelen.com/links/spaceart.html

NASA Space Art (galleries showing art from all the different projects http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er/seh/spaceart.html

Space Food (EXCEPTIONAL SITE!!  see videos on food for long term space travel) http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/living/spacefood/

Clothing on Other Planets (surprise!) http://www.goma.demon.co.uk/space/clothes.html

Visiting Other Planets (teacher lesson plan) http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/space/

Psychological Preparations and Problems of Space Travel http://www.redcolony.com/art.php?id=0408300

Psychos in Space (staying sane) http://whyfiles.org/124space_station/4.html

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