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THEMES

The NASA Office of Space Science (OSS) under the direction of Wes Huntress has four major thematic areas for research and technology. Each theme has a director, and each theme has a home page.

--Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics http://www.cea.berkeley.edu Home page (top level)

--Public Affairs Home Page (NASA Headquarters): http://www.nasa.gov/hqpao/hqpao_home.html

Ames Research Center--Atlas: http://ic-www.arc.nasa.gov/fia/projects/bayes-group/Atlas/index.html also: FTP library ...

Astronaut Connection: http://www.nauts.com/index.html

Astronomical Data Center: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/adc/adc.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day" at http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html has various types of pictures, each with an explanation written by a professional astronomer, and, as the title suggests, a new picture is posted daily. Check the archives for about two years' worth of previous selections.

Astrophysics Data System: http://adswww.colorado.edu/adswww/adshomepg.html (general and account information) (Mosaic/lynx)

Aurora Images: http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/newsroom/flash/flash.htm

Ballooning: http://www.wff.nasa.gov/~web/balloons.html

Cassini (Mission to Saturn): http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/

Calendar--This Month In Space History: http://newproducts.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/history.html

Challenger Center

Communications Strategy: http://dlt.gsfc.nasa.gov/cordova/scicom.html

CU-SeeMe: http://umbra.gsfc.nasa.gov/spartan/ask_astronomers.html " students and the general public were encouraged to discuss theSpartan mission during two planned "Ask the Astronomers"sessions. (Sept. 8-9, 1995). Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta and Dr. Leonard Strachanwill were available at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at the IP connection address 198.122.133.40 to answer questions and explain the purpose and goals of the Spartan 201 solar physics mission.

EARTH IMAGES--


  • Earth Observing System: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/eos/ Earth science courses (resources for college level introductory): http://stargate.jpl.nasa.gov/alert/ or http://stargate.jpl.nasa.gov:1084/

  • Economic impacts of NASA on states - interactive map - http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/partnership/economic_impacts.html
  • EDUCATION-NASA

    Fast Auroral Snapshot (FAST) Explorer satellite: http://sunland.gsfc.nasa.gov/smex/fast/fast_top.html

    Email:

    • Chris Mckay mckay@gal.arc.nasa.gov
    Friends and Partners in Space (FPSpace): http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~jgreen/fspace.html International Workshop in Moscow

    GALILEO--

    Gamma Ray Bursts--BATSE: http://www.ssl.msfc.nasa.gov

    Global Climate: http://climate.gsfc.nasa.gov

    Goddard Space Flight Center: http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc.html" Overview of NASA information on WWW ---or: http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov (Old URL)

    Gravity Probe: http://stugyro.stanford.edu/RELATIVITY/GPB/GPB.html Test of Einstein's theory of relativity

    High School--Barstow: http://www.bhs.barstow.k12.ca.us

    High School--Silver Valley: http://www.svhs.svusd.k12.ca.us "LOW-COST NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY OPENS INTERNET ACCESS FOR SCHOOLS"

    HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE--

    Image eXchange http://nix.nasa.gov As of 5/97, a great search engine for NASA images--umbrella over existing photo databases at the centers

    IMAGES

    A whole gallery of paper globes of planets and moons is at http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/

    Imaging Radar SIR-C: http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/

    Information Services: http://hypatia.gsfc.nasa.gov/NASA_homepage.html

    INSPIRE--observing natural and human-made radio waves http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/education/inspire/inspire.html

    International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE): http://iuewww.gsfc.nasa.gov/iuedac/iuedac_homepage.html

    Johnson Space Center: http://images.jsc.nasa.gov Images from U.S. crewed spaceflights

    JPL: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

    Kepler Mission -- Search for Habitable Planets http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov/ This site has a downloadable interactive Macintosh program that contains an excellent activity--the "Planet Detection Simulator"

    KidSat: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/kidsat

    Learning Technologies Project: http://iita.ivv.nasa.gov for free Internet kits, email kits@rspac.ivv.nasa.gov

    Lewis Public Affairs: http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/Other_Groups/PAO/--- An anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server is also available. It includes press releases since 1993. They can be accessed at FTP.LERC.NASA.GOV in the /pao/pressrel/ --directory.

    Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA): http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/life/nssdc/life_home.html housed at National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)

    Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin : http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/newsletters/lpib/lpib75/lpib74.html

    Lunar and Planetary Institute: http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/CASS_home.html Center for Advanced Space Studies information

  • Manned Spaceflight

    • Dragon V2 Unveil - http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ - about 15 min long and an may be worth watching. Dragon V2 is designed to be reusable, seats seven, propulsive land anywhere on terra firma and engines are manufactured using 3D printers.

    Mars

    • Mars Panorama Shot http://www.sun.com/mars/ops/81126_full.jpg
    • Center for Mars Exploration http://cmex-www.arc.nasa.gov/
    • JPL: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/mars/
    • Mars Global Surveyor mission http://mgsw3.jpl.nasa.gov/ or http://mgs-www.jpl.nasa.gov/
    • Mars Pathfinder mission http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/ (JPL) and http://www.physics.utoledo.edu/~pbj/pathpage.html (prepared by Phil James--Univ. of Toledo)
    • MarsNet/Marswatch http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/marsnet/mnhome.html This coming July 4th (1997) NASA lands the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft on the Red Planet... and on July 6th and 9th, from 14:00 - 16:00 hours Eastern, PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE and the AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY offer two special LIVE FROM MARS interactive programs designed for museums, science centers and planetariums. The Sunday, July 6th, program will feature the latest images from Mars, and "virtual reality" traverses made by Pathfinder's Sojourner rover. Museum visitors at selected sites will be able to interact live, on camera, NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and at The Planetary Society's "PLANETFEST" celebration of space exploratiuon and discovery, being held in Pasadena, just a few miles from JPL. The following Wednesday's program will be designed to appeal to "camp" visitors, and again feature live interactions with NASA researchers and Mars experts. The free, un-encrypted, programs will be carried on GE-2, transponder 21, C-band, 85 degrees West, 4120 Mhz, Vertical polarity, audio on 6.2 and 6.8. (This is the same satellite where NASA-TV may be found, and will thus already be easily accessible to many museums and science centers.) Support materials suggesting hands-on Activities and workshop topics for museum educators are being developed by AMNH and PTK. PTK's Web site at http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars provides extensive background on the mission, and links to other valuable Mars sites. Questions? Contact Amie Gallagher at AMNH (amieg@amnh.org) or Geoff Haines-Stiles (ghaines@quest.arc.nasa.gov).
    • Passport To Knowledge" Project LIVE FROM MARS: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/
    Marshall Spaceflight Center--Lesson Plans: gopher://quest.arc.nasa.gov

    Metrics In Space: http://spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov go to Instructional Materials, Curriculum Materials, Mathematics

    Mir status reports ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/statrpt/jsc/mir21/ Text files, updates, etc. written on site at Mir mission control in Kaliningrad (just outside of Moscow) -- they are not "fluff" pieces.

    Mission to Planet Earthhttp://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/mtpe

    Nanotechnology http://www.nas.nasa.gov/nanotechnology Image of the nanogear http://ccf.arc.nasa.gov/dx/basket/storiesetc/Nanopix.html NASA Directoryhttp://hypatia.gstc.nasa.gov/NASA_homepage.html Directory of NASA branches and divisions

    NASA NEWS--Magnetic Storm of 11/95: http://bolero.gsfc.nasa.gov/~solart/cloud/cloud.html

    NASA Science Communications Strategy, The Final Report of the NASA Communications Working Group : http://dlt.gsfc.nasa.gov/cordova/scicom.html


    National Aeronautics and Space Museum: http://ceps.nasm.edu:2020/RPIF/SSPR.html

    National Space Science Data Center: http://nssdc.gstc.nasa.gov/nssdc/nssdc_home.html Information about astronomical data products (CD-ROMs)

    Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT): http://huey.jpl.nasa.gov/~spravdo/neat.html

    Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous http://sd-www.jhuapl.edu/NEAR/Mathilde/

    Newsroom Flash Goddard Spaceflight Center: http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/newsroom/flash/flash.htm

    NewsRoom: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/NewsRoom/today.htm

    Newsroom: http://www.nasa.gov/hqpao/newsroom.html Press releases and other information are also available via ftp: FTP.HQ.NASA.GOV in the pub/pao directory

    Observatorium--http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/ Oceans Pathfinder Sea Surface Temperature Data (NOAA/NASA AVHRR): http://podaac-www.jpl.nasa.gov or email: podaac@.jpl.nasa.gov

    Origins: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/Origins.html

    Ozone--The POLARIS mission http://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/polaris -- seeking to understand the fundamental chemistry that dominates the naturally occuring seasonal reduction of ozone over the pole in the course of the Arctic summer. Part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, a long-term, internationally coordinated research effort to study the Earth as a global environmental system. PLAN FOR EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE: http://www.osf.hq.nasa.gov/heds/

    Planet Images: http://www-pdsimage.JPL.NASA.GOV/PIA/ or: http://www-pdsimage.wr.usgs.GOV/PIA/

    Planetary Imaging: http://cdwings.jpl.nasa.gov/PDS/

    Planetary Photojournal: aahttp://www-pdsimage.jpl.nasa.gov/PIAa or http://pdsimage.wr.usgs.gov/PIA

    Planetary Science Research Discoveries http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/PSRdiscoveries/, also hands-on classroom activities in planetary science... http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/spacegrant/class_acts/

    Pluto Express "Sciencecraft": http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pluto/

    Pioneer 10 http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/pioneer10

    Policy and Plans--Space Summit Update http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codez/updates.html Procurement home page: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement ---Federal Acquisition Jumpstation: http://procure.msfc.nasa.gov/fedproc/home.html

    Robots-- Nomad in Atacama Desert http://img.arc.nasa.gov/Nomad/

    RSPAC IITA Bulletin: http://developers.ivv.nasa.gov/collab/pubs/bulletin/

    Satellite Passes:

    Scientific and Technical Information (STI; NASA): http://www.sti.nasa.gov/

    Shuttle http://ceps.nasm.edu:2020/SSPR.html is the repository of pictures taken from (and of) the Space Shuttle.

    Shuttle/Mir Info: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ShuttleMir.html or write to Space Life Sciences Shuttle/Mir Outreach Coordinator, D. Duncan Atchison, Mail Stop 19-15, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
    ...http://shuttle-mir.nasa.gov

    Shuttle Team Online http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/shuttle It takes thousands of people to fly the Space Shuttle, and now students can use the Internet to communicate with Shuttle workers to learn about the workers' jobs, simulate Shuttle flights and suggest Shuttle improvements. Shuttle Team Online will be active until the end of May, 1997. SKY IMAGES--Satellite Image Gallery: http://www.xmission.com/~idi/gallery.htm

    SKY IMAGES--STScI Digitized Sky Survey: http://stdatu.stsci.edu/dss/-select parts of the sky and get image(s)

    SKY IMAGES--Welcome to SkyView: http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/skyview.html --select parts of the sky and get image(s)

    Snowball hitting Earth http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/newsroom/flash/flash.htm

    SOFIA (Airborne Telescope): http://sofia.arc.nasa.gov

    SOHO (NASA-European Space Agency Solar Heliospheric Observatory): http://lasco-www.nrl.navy.mil/lasco.html

    Solar Airplane--Pathfinder: http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/PhotoServer/photoServer.html remotely-controlled aircraft, using the Sun's energy to fly to stratospheric altitudes

    Solar Energy Data http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/DATDOCS/Surface_Solar_Energy.html

  • Sounds - Download NASA sounds  - http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/
  • Soviet Union (former) Space Program info http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~jgreen/fpspace.html

    Spacecraft images (ground-based) by Ron Dantowitz http://www.skyshow.com/

    SPACE SHUTTLE--ASTRO-2 mission home page: http://astro-2.msfc.nasa.gov Temporary?

    SPACE SHUTTLE--Atlantis-Mir Docking: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/NewsRoom/today.html

    SPACE SHUTTLE--Current Mission Images: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/NewsRoom/today.html
    also: Shuttle Mission (http://shuttle.nasa.gov)
    Shuttle Sighting http://shuttle.nasa.gov/sts-75/orbit/orbiter/sighting/shuttle.html

    Space Calendar: http://newproducts.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/
    covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year anonymous ftp to explorer.arc.nasa.gov --file pub/SPACE/FAQ/space.calendar

    Space Program Newsletter: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/jsr/jsr.html by Jonathan Space Programs--summaries http://web.state.ut.us/bbs/space/ Space Station (International) http://issa-www.jsc.nasa.gov/ or http://station.nasa.gov

    Space station information, the ISS office at JSC: http://issa-www.jsc.nasa.gov/ss/iss1.html

    Spaceflight--The Basics of Spaceflight Learners' Workbook http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/

    Spacelink: http://spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov ftp, telnet and gopher: spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov

    StarChild Project: http://guinan.gsfc.nasa.gov/K12/StarChild.html

    Stereo Atlas http://cass.jsc.nasa.gov/research/stereo_atlas/SS3D.HTM

    Teacher Resources:

    The Observatorium: http://www.rspac.ivv.nasa.gov

    Today@NASA: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/NewsRoom/today.html 1/18/96: has six new Hubble images

    TOPEX-Posiedon: http://www.jpl.nasa.govftp site: jplinfo.jpl.nasa.gov

    Video--Live--Shuttle Mir Docking Mission http://shuttle.nasa.gov

    Vulcanology Team (NASA) http://www.geo.mtu.edu/eos/

    Wind-measuring NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) instrument images http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/winds from Japan's Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) Women of NASA: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/hpage.html or http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/intro.html

    X-ray Explorer--Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE): http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/XTE.html December 1995 - ....disk of matter around black hole (image) ftp://PAO.GSFC.NASA.GOV/newsmedia/JAN_AAS/BH.JPG