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How Space Tourism Works     View
This site introduces the space tourism industry, citing its first tourist adventurers, along with the training and costs involved. It includes summaries of several commercial space travel projects and ideas, including space stations for corporate com ...

NASA: AIM Mission     View
Background about the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite that "captured the first occurrence this summer [2007] of mysterious iridescent polar clouds that form 50 miles above Earth's surface." These clouds "are called Pol ...

Space Shuttle: Shuttle Mission: STS-121     View
Background and updates about this space shuttle mission that launched on July 4, 2006 with a primary purpose of testing shuttle safety improvements "to build on the findings from Discovery's flight last year." Includes fact sheets, status r ...

NASA Mission Information: STS-117     View
Details about the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis mission, launched in June 2007, to the International Space Station that will "will install a new truss segment, unfurl new solar arrays and fold up an old one -- all tricky stuff that's been done on ...

NASA's 50th Anniversary     View
This website celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2008 of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which began operation in October 1958. Provides a history of this government agency, a calendar of anniversary events through October 20 ...

China National Space Administration     View
Website for this Chinese government agency overseeing national space policy and international space cooperation agreements. Provides background, news and updates, white papers, photos and video clips, and other material about China's space activities ...

Genesis: Search for Origins     View
Background information about the NASA mission to collect "samples of the solar wind, material flowing outward from the Sun. Comparing them with known compositions of the planets will help in the effort to understand our cosmic origins." Fea ...

Mars Pathfinder     View
All about NASA's successful mission to place a vehicle and instruments on the surface of Mars on July 4, 1997. Information on the 310-million-mile flight includes scientific instruments, images of the Red Planet, a FAQ, timeline, educational programs ...

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration     View
The main site for NASA is the entryway to a huge amount of information in various formats, with sections for children, students, educators, the media, missions, news, and more.

Apollo 13     View
Information about the Apollo 13 spaceship, which was launched on April 11, 1970, and returned to earth on April 17, 1970, after a forced cancellation of its lunar mission. The site features a mission summary, details and a chronology of the Apollo 13 ...




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