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Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS)

The Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS), Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, France. Includes tables from Astronomy and Astrophysics and other major journals. A&A and A&AS Abstracts from Astronomy and Astrophysics main journal, and Supplement Series. The Star*s Family of products, including two new on-line databases: StarWorlds, and StarBits. Files of URLs (addresses on the Web) and...

This resource is aimed at professionals and informed users with a strong interest in astronomy and astronautics, and the second can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. While the content in some of the multiple categories in SpaceRef's Space Directory is currently a little thin, the site is clearly designed from the ground-up to host a wide array of space resources. In addition to the directory, the...
Evaluating the Biological Potential in Samples Returned from Planetary Satellites and Small Solar System Bodies

The National Research Council's Task Group on Sample Return from Small Solar System Bodies Space Studies Board's eight-chapter report of 1998 is newly available in online electronic format. The report's introduction states that, "As advances in the biological and planetary sciences enable a shift from mere observation to active exploration of the solar system, space missions are increasingly...
Project Starshine

NASA Mission Specialist Dan Tani successfully deployed Starshine 2 from the Space Shuttle Endeavor into its own orbit. What exactly is Project Starshine? Its name stands for Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite, a cooperative project producing an 85 pound sphere-shaped satellite with a surface covered by 845 aluminum mirrors. The mirrors were polished by 30,000 students in 660 schools in...
National Space Science Data Center

Part of the Astrophysics Data Facility of the Space Science Data Operations Office at NASA, the Astronomical Data Center provides astronomical catalogs and journal tables to the scientific community. The site includes nine data categories: Astrometric and Positional, Photometric, Spectroscopic, Cross Identifications, Combined and Derived, Miscellaneous, Nonstellar and Extended Objects, Radio...
Boeing: Defense, Space & Security

Boeing plays a key role in the scientific exploration of space, and has for many years. On this Web site, Boeing outlines numerous projects and developments currently underway. There are five general areas of the site, which include launch and orbital systems, human spaceflight and exploration, global connectivity, integrated battlespace, and missile defense. Each of these sections offers detailed...
The Boeing Web Page for the International Space Station

Hosted by Boeing, this site map provides users with a comprehensive look at the International Space Station. Included in this broad overview are links to everything from basic facts and figures to information about individual missions (including downloadable press kits -- which have tons of photos and useful information). The image gallery contains thousands of photos and video clips related to... was created by astronomy buff and elementary school teacher Hiram Bertoch. Her goal of creating a kid friendly Web site that is balanced between text and tech was definitely achieved. Interactive, visually pleasant, and content rich, the site provides kids a great learning resource that is fun to explore. One of the activities "How Big is the Universe" shows a picture of a man in...

The interactive and graphically stunning HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach and covers all aspects of the Hubbel Telescope for the general public. The Striking Encounters multimedia activity shows how galaxies collide and how scientists study them using the telescope. Other features include a photo gallery, descriptions of discoveries that...
Certified Products

Originally a way of recognizing the companies who developed technology for use in US space efforts, the Space Certification Program was eventually adopted in consumer products and other terrestrial applications. Examples of such technologies include heat shields, water filtration systems, and the famous zero-gravity space pen. This Web site highlights some of these certified products. Each...
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