While the NASA History Division Web site is aimed primarily at a college level and above audience, other branches of NASA maintain many Web sites designed with younger children in mind. These sites may be more suitable for elementary and middle school students interested in NASA or conducting research for school projects.
Don't miss "Making NASA History," a 12-minute video introducing kids to the key moments in the history of the American space program." View the "Making NASA History" video
NASA Kids is a Marshall Space Flight Center Web site, aimed at a slightly younger age group.
NASA Quest is an Ames Research Center Web site for young students.
The Science Mission Directorate is a site for children to play, learn and explore.
Space Place is a kid-oriented Jet Propulsion Laboratory Web site, arranged in a question and answer format.
Starchild is a Goddard Space Flight Center Web site for elementary and middle school students.
Mission:Science is a new Web site for teenagers.
You may search the sites yourself, or use the abbreviated topical index below to find links directly to kids' pages about common NASA History topics.
- Airplane design
- Animals in Space
- Apollo Program
- Apollo mission patches
- Astronaut biographies
- Astronaut selection
information for select space scientists and explorers
- Columbia STS-107 Accident
- Food in Space
- Hubble Space Telescope
- Hubble repair mission
- iTunes U
- The NASA History Program Office iTunes U site currently contains about 300 items that represent a broad sweep of NASA history related to important moments, activities and figures in NASA history. The site's content is free to download.
- Living In Space - International Space Station
- Mars Probes
- History of Mars probes
- Water on Mars
- Mir Space Station
- Planetary Probes
- All About Space Probes
- Probes by planet
- Space Shuttle
- Shuttle overview
- Space Suits
- Space Suits Q & A
- Space Wardrobe
Claire Rojstaczer, Author
Steve Garber, NASA History Web Curator
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