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Additional Program Resources

Be sure to connect with scientists and engineers and space enthusiasts in your own region!  Don't be shy – many of these individuals are more than happy to visit your program and share their knowledge!

Sky & Telescope
Find the contact information for museums, science centers, planetariums, observatories, and astronomical societies in your neighborhood using Sky & Telescope's search tool.

Solar System Ambassadors
Locate a Solar System Ambassador in your area. The Solar System Ambassadors program, directed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, trains space enthusiasts to share the latest mission and space science information with their communities.

Space Grant Consortia
Contact scientists and engineers involved in space sciences through your state's NASA's Space Grant Program.  Share your needs with the Space Grant Outreach Coordinator or, if you can't find the right person to contact, communicate with the program Director.

Great Online Listening & Viewing Resources

These 90–second broadcasts from Earth and Sky are great ways to start conversations with children and adults as you begin your program.

100 days on Mars: broadcast and 7 minute interview of scientists who simulated the experience of living in an isolated, Martian–like environment, and did science in space suits.

Did Early Life Originate on Mars?

What do the Two Martian moons – Phobos and Deimos – look like from the surface of Mars?

Kids Earth and Sky.  What would happen to an apple on the surface of Mars?

These podcasts & short videos from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are great ways to start conversations with children and adults as you begin your program.

Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?

Mars in a Minute: Is Mars Really Red?

Curiosity Rover Trailer: An animation showing the major mission events of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars.

The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Launching a Mars Rover: A Video of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Nov. 26, 2011, onboard an Atlas V rocket.

Mars Mission Begins Collecting Data While Still Near Earth: The Radiation Assessment Detector on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory has begun collecting data that will aid planning of future human missions to Mars.

Last updated
June 12, 2013


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