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NASA History for Kids!

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.

Aeronautics
Airplane design
Animals in Space
Apollo Program
Apollo 11
Apollo mission patches
Astronauts
Astronaut biographies
Astronaut selection and training
Biographical 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
Patches
Photographs
Planetary Probes
All About Space Probes
Probes by planet
Rockets
Skylab
Space Shuttle
Shuttle overview
Space Suits
Space Suits Q & A
Space Wardrobe
Timelines

Claire Rojstaczer, Author
Steve Garber, NASA History Web Curator
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For further information email histinfo@hq.nasa.gov

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