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Space Exploration Links


Space.com  (space.com)
(Latest Space news, links, multi-media.)

Science of Space Movies is Out of This World   (news.discovery.com)
 ("Last week I snagged a seat for a fun event called Out of This World: The Science of Space Movies, held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles")

International Space Fellowship  (spacefellowship.com)
 ("The International Space Fellowship (ISF) is an international news and information network dedicated to the development of the space industry.")

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Space Exploration Archives - Zintro Blog (/blog.zintro.com/space-exploration/)



The Decision to Go to the Moon (nasa.gov)
("President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 Speech before a Joint Session of Congress!")

Amazing Zoomable Poster of 50 Years of Space Exploration  (spacefellowship.com)
("National Geographic has put together a really nice zoomable poster on the history of robotic space exploration.")

October Sky 2010 (smtihsk.blogspot.com)
("On October 4, 1957, the former Soviet Union, launched the first artificial satellite into orbit ...")

Moon Walk:

Defending the moon  (homerhickam.com)
 ("Here is a list of six reasons why the United States should make it a national goal to establish a laboratory on the moon, similar to our Antarctic South Pole Station")

First Moon Landing 1969 (youtube.com)
("The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969!")

Lunar Landing  (foxnews.com)
(An interactive retrospective - 40 years after the space race.)

Time to Be Great, Again  (homerhickam.com)
(Remember the movie October Sky about Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys?  Homer Hickam's WSJ article was written on the 30th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon.  S. K. Smith)

Neil Armstrong:

  (1930 - 2012)

* NASA - Biography of Neil Armstrong

* Neil Armstrong - Biography of Neil Armstrong - The First Man on the Moon

* Neil Armstrong Biography 

* Neil Armstrong Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com


Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012 - In Focus - The Atlantic (theatlantic.com)
("This weekend, the world lost a true pioneer and reluctant hero, Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon....")
Neil Armstrong, Curiosity And The Challenge Of The Endless Frontier  (npr.org/blogs)
("It seems like another era. It feels like another age.")
Walk on the Moon with Neil Armstrong in a Beautiful Interactive Panorama   (universetoday.com)
("This panorama is wonderful, as it lets you zoom in and out, and pan around Tranquility Base")


"The Spacecraft Flyby Mystery" - Is Dark Matter the Culprit or is There a New Physics Waiting to be Discovered?  (dailygalaxy.com)
("When scientists send their spacecraft across the universe, they save fuel by performing “slingshot fly-bys”. ...  it seems to produce a change in speed that no one, since it was first discovered in the early 1990's, can account for. ")


Orion Pad Abort 1 Video Highlights (vimeo.com)
Edited highlights from NASA's highly successful Pad Abort 1 Launch Test at White Sands Missile Range on May 6, 2010. Includes amazing slow motion footage from WSMR's 100 frame per second iso cameras.")

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches, Despite Snags and Delays (foxnews.com)
(Good news for the replacement of the Space Shuttle. - S. K. Smith


Satellite Flybys  (spaceweather.com/flybys)
(You can  find out what is going to fly over your area in the nights ahead..)
   NASA - Eyes On the Earth  (nasa.gov)
(Check out a very cool interactive depiction of NASA's Earth science missions)

 ESA Space Science  (esa.int)
(Latest European Space Agency news and cool pictures. - S. K. Smith)

 The Remote Sensing Tutorial  (rst.gsfc.nasa.gov)
("In memory of the Challenger astronauts.")

 Spitzer's Space Revelations   (FoxNews.com)
 (I actually worked on this project -  S. K. Smith)

 MODIS Website   (modis.gsfc.nasa.gov)
 ("MODIS (or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a key instrument aboard the Terra (EOS AM) and Aqua (EOS PM) satellites." -  S. K. Smith)

 Space station:

International Space Station (ISS) stuff

 International Space Station  (nasa.gov)
(Check out a very cool interactive depiction of the ISS.)

International Space Station comes together (USATODAY.com)
(Shows timeline as all the pieces fit together.  S. K. Smith)

ISS Tour - Welcome To The International Space Station!  (YouTube.com)
(Title says it all. -   S. K. Smith)

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