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STEM on Station -- Technology

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STEM on Station -- Technology


Filmstrip with various technology images

Explore the technology aboard the International Space Station. What technology exists on the station? Why is technology on the station important? Much of the technology developed and tested on the station has benefits to applications on Earth. View videos of space station technology and connect to the topics students are currently studying in the classroom. Robotics and communication systems are just a few of the topics you will find here.

Video Clapperboard ›  View Technology Videos
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to this page after viewing videos.)

Related Lesson Plans

I Want to Hold Your Hand Activity -- Construct a robotic-like hand and demonstrate how to maneuver the hand to perform tasks.

HAM It Up: Amateur Radio -- Learn more about how astronauts communicate using amateur radio.

Additional Resources

The words International Space Station over image of space station modules International Space Station Laboratories
Explore the stowage, supply and experiment racks on the space station.


The words Zero Robotics with the Os represented by images of the SPHERES satellites Zero Robotics  →
Students control SPHERES satellites inside the International Space Station.

Page Last Updated: December 19th, 2013
Page Editor: NASA Administrator