My Favorite Space-related resources (for now…)

I’d like to share a list of my favorite space and science links at the AZ STEM Expo this Saturday, so I will post them here for ease of reference. I’m sure I’ve missed some of your favorites, so let me know what they are and I’ll add a reader-suggested section!

Contact me here or via Twitter at @nwkmom. Looking forward to revisiting some of these very soon!

Explore more! Check out our favorite space-related links

Experiments

Fizzy / Pop Rockets http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/pop-rocket/en/
Build a Stomp Rocket Launcher http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/
295790main_Rockets_Pop_Rocket_Launcher.pdf
Build Paper Rockets to use with your Rocket Launcher http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/
295791main_Rockets_Pop_Rockets.pdf
Pop Can “Hero Engine” http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/
153414main_Rockets_Pop_Can_Hero.pdf

 

Papercraft models:

JPL Paper Models: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/scalemodels/
NASA paper models: http://science.nasa.gov/kids/the-universe/universe-spacecraft-paper-models/
We built a simple scale model of the Cassini spacecraft: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/buildasimplepapermodel/

 

Live, realtime, and incredibly awesome!

Live video from the ISS! See the earth from the space station! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload
NASA Deep Space Network real-time dashboard – see the Voyager Probes communicating with scientists! http://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html
Simulation app! NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System, a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data that you control! http://eyes.nasa.gov/index.html
Education & Launch coverage! Watch live streaming of launches and educational programs at NASA TV! http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Spot the International Space Station as it appears over your city! http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
How many people are in space RIGHT NOW? See who they are and what countries they represent! http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

 

Get Social and Connect with NASA

Some of my favorite space-related Twitter accounts & hashtags:
#spacetweeps, #NASASocial, #launchfever, #STEM
@MarsCuriosity – on the planet Mars right now!@NASAVoyager – headed out of the solar system!@Astro_Clay – Clayton Anderson, NASA astronaut@Astro_Cady – Catherine “Cady” Coleman, NASA astronaut

@Astro_Flow – Leland Melvin, NASA astronaut

@StationCDRKelly – Scott Kelly, NASA astronaut preparing for his next mission

@NASA – the main NASA Twitter account

@NASAJPL – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

@carolynporco – Carolyn Porco, planetary scientist and Cassini expert

Photos on Pinterest from NASA astronaut and mom Karen Nyberg http://www.pinterest.com/knyberg/
Ambient Space Station Sounds and Music from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield https://soundcloud.com/colchrishadfield
Multiple NASA YouTube accounts offer outstanding video, news, astronaut Q&A https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision
Goddard Space Flight Center is just one of many NASA Flickr accounts sharing images from real missions https://www.flickr.com/people/gsfc/
Facebook is an excellent way to connect to NASA https://www.facebook.com/NASA
NASA Apps, ringtones, ebooks, blogs, and chats http://www.nasa.gov/connect/index.html
Be an explorer! Register for a NASA Social http://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/index.html
Past NASA Socials documented by the community http://www.nasatweet.com

 

Citizen Science – your participation is requested!

Cosmoquest: Planet Mappers, Moon Mappers, Asteroid Mappers http://cosmoquest.org/x/citizen-science/
NASA Citizen Science http://science.nasa.gov/citizen-scientists/
Zooinverse: Take part in Science Projects: https://www.zooniverse.org/
Planetary Society’s collection of citizen science opportunities: http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/citizen-science/

 

Resources

What good is space exploration? http://ridingwithrobots.org/earth/
Worldwide launch calendar http://spaceflightnow.com/tracking/
NASA resources for students http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents
See the gorgeous images of Saturn and its rings coming from the Cassini mission http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/
NASA Kids’ Club http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub
/flash/index.html
How does space exploration improve your daily life? http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasacity
/index2.htm
SpacePlace: Cool Stuff For Parents and Educators http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/parents-and-educators/
Rockets Educator Guide http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators
/topnav/materials/listbytype/Rockets.html
NASA resources for teachers http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/

 

 

 

 

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