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  • A cartoon of a boy and dog running alongside a space shuttle as it lands

    What a Ride It's Been

    As a tribute to NASA's Space Shuttle Program, artist Brian Basset created this drawing showing his characters Red and Rover racing alongside the shuttle as it lands for the last time later this year.

  • Cover page of 2011 NASA Strategic Plan

    NASA Seeks Education Partners

    NASA is seeking unfunded collaborations with organizations to enhance its ability to achieve its strategic education goals as articulated in the 2011 NASA Strategic Plan.

  • Students attend Education Day at NASA Ames

    Education Day at NASA Ames

    More than 6,500 students attended Yuri's Education Day at NASA's Ames Research Center in California. This video shows highlights of the event.

  • Three team members and their rocketry mentor hold a rocket

    Meet the Steely-Eyed Rocket Girls

    04.15.11 - A first-time team from University of Alabama rises to the challenge of NASA's University Student Launch Initiative.

  • John Brendel standing beside a large test gun

    NASA and Scouting

    04.12.11 - NASA recognizes Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earning the prestigious Eagle Scout and Gold Award.

  • Merit Badge Series Robotics

    NASA and BSA Introduce New Robotics Merit Badge  →

    NASA and the Boy Scouts of America developed the new badge because of the wide-reaching impact of robotics and the role STEM will continue to play in young people's lives.

  • Tambora Volcano

    Climate Change: Majestic Planet  →

    Take a moment to admire the magnificent spectacle of our stunning home planet from the perspective of space.

  • Image of Enterprise at the National Air and Space Museum

    NASA Announces New Homes for Space Shuttle Orbiters After Retirement

    04.12.11 - After 30 years of space flight, more than 130 missions, and numerous science and technology firsts, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire and be on display at institutions across the country to inspire the next generation of explorers and engineers.

  • Ice on one of Saturn's moon

    April 2011: Water, Water, Everywhere  →

    This month’s theme of the Year of the Solar System focuses on water on our planet and others.

  • Launch of space shuttle Atlantis

    Fly Your Face in Space  →

    Visit this site before the launch to upload an image to be flown aboard the final space shuttle mission. Check back after the launch to print your flight certificate, check on mission status, find NASA educational resources and follow the crew on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Cartoon drawing of a book titled GLOBE at Night

    GLOBE at Night 2011 Event  →

    Through April 6, 2011, observe and record the magnitude of stars as a means of measuring light pollution in your area.

  • Scene from IBEX movie trailer

    Available Now: IBEX Fulldome Show  →

    The Adler Planetarium is pleased to announce the release of a new fulldome show IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.

  • Participants and a mentor work on an activity

    Use Formal Education Materials in Informal Settings  →

    Recasting Content in a New Light is a field-tested guide for adapting formal education materials to meet the needs of the informal education community.

  • A comet-like asteroid streaks through the sky

    Identified Flying Objects  →

    The small-bodies identification tool allows users to submit information to learn which asteroid and/or comet was in a specific place on a specific date and time.

  • Girl Scouts at NASA's Ames Research Center

    Girl Scouts Explore Future Career Opportunities

    More than 1,000 Girl Scouts attended an annual Career Exploration Day at NASA's Ames Research Center.

  • Enterprise on display in a large hangar

    Hands-on History

    02.16.11 - The space shuttle's retirement provides educators with a unique opportunity to share NASA artifacts with students.

  • Two EVA gloves

    Opportunities for Museums and Planetariums

    Museums and other institutions of informal education may be able to obtain NASA space shuttles and related artifacts.

  • Shadows of people looking at the night sky

    What's Observable  →

    This tool provides a list of asteroids and comets that are optically observable from the specified location on the specified date with the specified observing constraints satisfied.

  • Illustration of the sun's path in the Martian sky

    Year of the Solar System  →

    From October 2010 until August 2012 (one Martian year), celebrate NASA spacecraft heading across the solar system. This site has monthly themes, resources, and opportunities for involvement.

  • Screenshot of Hubble photo software

    Create Your Own Color Hubble Images  →

    01.19.11 - With a basic understanding of astronomical data, digital photography and photo-editing software, you can transform that data into beautiful pictures in black and white or in color.