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The materials presented here use space and spaceflight to introduce students to two areas of the core science curriculum: the motion of the Earth in space, and Newtonian mechanics. Teachers may use these lesson plans and...
Authored and curated by David P. Stern, This page, part of "From Stargazers to Starships," is devoted to the story of Robert H. Goddard and his contributions. Biographical details of Goddard's life and career are...
This site, hosted by the University of Washington's Earth and Space Sciences Program, discusses an advanced plasma propulsion system that will enable spacecraft to attain unprecedented speeds, with minimal energy and...
The first of 6 linked web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, on how the inner radiation belt was discovered in 1958 by Van Allen, on the type of instrument used (Geiger counter), on the belt's explanation...
This is a set of six web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, describing four unconventional methods of accelerating spacecraft. These are using cannons, nuclear power, solar sails and ion rockets....
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