Back To School Ready: Space Themed Learning Activities for Kids

Back To School Ready: Space Themed Learning Activities for Kids

August 27, 2020

Back to school might look a little different these days. Being at home 24/7 can be tough on kids and parents alike! So with that in mind, we compiled a short list of fun space-themed learning activities that you can do with the little space lover in your life!

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Life On Mars? Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Start Its Journey To The Red Planet

Life On Mars? Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Start Its Journey To The Red Planet

July 30, 2020

Launched today, NASA's Perseverance rover is set for Mars! Its lofty goal during the 7 month mission is to find out if life ever existed on Mars. Best of luck to the robotic astrobiologist!

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How To Throw a SpaceX Watch Party

How To Throw a SpaceX Watch Party

July 24, 2020

Were you one of the nearly 10 million people who viewed SpaceX's historic flight on May 30th, 2020? It was the first astronaut test flight from SpaceX, and the first time the U.S. launched astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil in nine years. The flight brought NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the international space station and become one of NASA's most-watched online event ever.

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Astronaut Ice Cream on NBC's Little Big Shots

Astronaut Ice Cream on NBC's Little Big Shots

May 27, 2020

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The Journey to Alpha Centauri

The Journey to Alpha Centauri

October 16, 2019

As scientists look out into other solar systems and even into other galaxies, one of the things they look for is other earth-like planets. Of course while doing this we’re searching for signs of life but we’re also searching for insights into how our own planet was formed and what it takes to support life. However, visiting any of these planets has been a pipe dream because of the vast distances between us and them. That is, until recently.

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Mining The Moon: Top 5 Rare Resources

Mining The Moon: Top 5 Rare Resources

September 27, 2019

There has been a lot of excitement building around NASA’s plan to revisit the moon. Not only do we have more exploring to do, but there are also plans to build a moon base and have humans occupy deep space for extended amounts of time. Returning to the moon offers humanity a source economic growth as well as scientific advances. The moon is, after all, abundant in resources that we have limited access to here on Earth. though speculative, mining the moon is very much on the table.

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Space's Role in Climate Change

Space's Role in Climate Change

September 18, 2019

Rising global temperatures caused by climate change is of grave concern to everyone who calls Earth home. In order to manage it, we need to be able to measure it. Through the use of satellites, we are able to measure all important climate related data.

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A Tiny Satellite Sailing on Sunbeams

A Tiny Satellite Sailing on Sunbeams

July 26, 2019

This week, a tiny space craft orbiting Earth did something that has never been done before, it sailed through space. It’s called LightSail 2 and is operated by The Planetary Society. Their little craft is a cubesat and it unfurled a sail made of mylar the area of a boxing ring and the weight of a paperclip. The mylar itself is the width of a human hair and instead of wind, it’s sailing on sunlight.

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Send Your Name to Mars

Send Your Name to Mars

June 03, 2019

NASA has yet to announce the name of its new 2020 Mars Rover, but it could be carrying your name all the way to Mars! NASA has invited the public to submit their own name to the agency by September 30, 2019.

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NASA's Key To Space Exploration May Start At Our Own Ocean Floor

NASA's Key To Space Exploration May Start At Our Own Ocean Floor

May 24, 2019

There is an alien world out there that we have yet to thoroughly explore and it’s teeming with life. At depths of 36,000 feet, our own planet’s ocean floor is that mysterious world. We know more about the surface of the moon than what exists in the deepest depths of our oceans.

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Event Horizon Telescope Captures Black Hole

Event Horizon Telescope Captures Black Hole

April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 has been a historic day for the global scientific community. For the first time in history, scientists were able to capture an image of a black hole. Until this point, mankind has never truly seen the image of this phenomena in our universe. We had only observed the effects that a black hole has on the matter surrounding it. This is because the gravitational pull of a black hole is so extreme, even light cannot escape it. However, by capturing the light from the very edge of the event horizon, scientists were able to present this image to humanity.

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The Future of Space Suits

The Future of Space Suits

April 05, 2019

With the space community’s focus being Martian exploration, there has been a lot of talk surrounding space suit technology and how it should eventually evolve. NASA has come a long way from the silvery spacesuits of the past, but hasn’t seen much change since the white boxy suits of the 1980’s. To get humans back to the moon and all the way to Mars, there are several design and functionality issues to address, the result being a much more advanced suit both technologically and aesthetically.

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