International Space Station
Explore the International Space Station (ISS) in 3-D! Zoom in to see details of the space station's modules and solar arrays or zoom out for a more global view of the complex through an interactive, 3-D photographic collection of the ISS.
All the latest International Space Station (ISS) and space shuttle news is presented on this site, along with a history of the ISS and shuttle, and other information about NASA's ISS program.
Track the International Space Station in real time on this interactive site for children and adults.
An interactive site for children that includes International Space Station information. Children can learn how to use orbital mechanics to calculate where the station and shuttle will be located at any given time.
This Web site explores the assembly of the International Space Station from human space walks to robotic aspects.
See the International Space Station fly overhead by logging on to this NASA site.
How do astronauts breathe in space? Where do they get water? These and other questions are explored at the NASA Living In Space Web site.
Good page for children about living in space — eating, sleeping, working, washing — all the daily routines are covered. The site also provides links for other information about the International Space Station.
Older children can go inside the International Space Station to learn about life in space. The site includes a space station users guide, interactive games, a “make your own space cartoon” interactive, and a “meet the astronauts” link.
Older children will enjoy exploring how the International Space Station is being put together, and who is doing it.
Lesson plans for activities through which children ages 11–13 work in groups to explore different aspects of living and working in space.
The Virtual Astronaut Program is an interactive 3-D Web site that allows children to explore the recent findings in physical sciences, space sciences, space medicine, biomedical research, and living in space. This site has great visuals and easily digested text, and is designed for classroom use.
How the space shuttle works is explored in a series of step-by-step pages that share what is necessary to get the shuttle into space, orbit, work, and return from space. Nice diagrams and a good starting point for discussion with older children and young adults.
How the International Space Station works is explored in a site designed for older children and young adults. Visitors are led through an introduction to the station, its components, and the research being conducted.
This site provides an extensive list of links to NASA's educational materials — videos and lesson plans — for the space shuttle, designed primarily for the classroom. Topics encompass space basics, nutrition, living in space, space suits, shuttle documentaries, and more.
Explore the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions performed by the crew of the International Space Station.
Explore the history of the space shuttle and several rendezvous with Mir. Sights, sounds, and first-person stories are shared, as well as historical background, official documents, chronologies, and guided tours.
A well-displayed and comprehensive overview of the Mir mission, station components, and timeline of events in Mir history for young adults.
An overview of the Skylab project, including the goals, station, and results achieved. For young adults.
Overview, gallery, and timeline of Russia's first space stations.
This site provides a historical archive of NASA's space history, rocket history, early astronauts, and all the manned mission projects.
May 27, 2009