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View Resource Clouds Roll in for Martian Winter

This site, hosted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratories, is the press release from the Mars Exploration Rover Mission on July 12, 2004. It contains new images from the Opportunity Rover of morning clouds in the area of Endurance Crater. It is a useful site for a general introduction and also a fine collection of images from the mission.

View Resource Basics of Space Flight

This site offers information about all aspects of space flight. Some topics that are discussed include: scientific concepts that are involved in space flight, the mission planning, the mission itself, and the instruments used.

View Resource NASA: Home and City

This site attempts to answer a question everyone has probably asked themselves: How does space exploration impact their daily life? NASA has provided this website dedicated to help answer that query. To start, visitors can click on the drawing of the house, on the left side of the screen. Once selected, visitors will hear realistic birds chirping, dogs barking, and birds coming out of the leafy...

View Resource Introduction to Space Flight

These online lecture notes introduce students to the basics of space flight. Topics covered include: rocket motors, history of rockets, the scientific method, astronomy basics, the solar system, the universe, space flight missions, spacecraft, remote sensing, astronauts, and future spaceflight missions. This website also provides useful links and exercises intended for students taking this...

View Resource PhET Simulations: Lunar Lander

This webpage contains an applet that simulates the control of a Lunar Lander. The user is must touch down gently on the lunar surface. Key commands control the thrust and the orientation of the Lander. Extra points for soft and difficult landings. The simulations shows the altitude, velocity, and thrust of the Lander. This page also contains sample learning goals as well as user-submitted ideas...

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