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  1. Resources for Teaching About Spaaaaccceeee

    April 12, 2011 by Josh Caldwell

    Image courtesy Purpleslog on Flickr

    I love space.

    I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid.

    I still do.

    There are many reasons to be jealous of Science teachers, but the opportunity to speculate about space exploration with wide-eyed kids has got to be near the top of the list. So, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s trip into the cosmos, here’s a list of the space-related web resources that I might use if I taught Science.

    See What Yuri Saw – Astonishing HD video shot from the International Space Station combined with actual audio from Gagarin’s mission.

    Journey to the Moon – Snagfilm video

    A New View of the Galaxy – Exclusive Kepler data visualization by Jer Thorp

    Extreme Planet Makeover – Interactive planet builder

    Celestia – Free Open Source space simulation app that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux

    WorldWide Telescope – Virtual telescope that runs as a desktop app on Windows or in the browser via Silverlight

    We Choose the Moon – Interactive history of the Apollo 11 launch

    Ascent – Video commemorating 29 years of shuttle launches

    Go for Launch – Time lapse video of the preparation and launch of the Discovery

    NASA for Education РA vast expanse of resources, straight from the horses mouth