Product Type: Educator Guide - Additional Resource
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 5-8
Publication Year: 2001
Product Number: EG-2001-01-122-HQ
The early successes of Sputnik and the Explorer series spurred the United States to develop long-range programs for exploring space. Read a history of some of the spacecraft that NASA has used to study the universe.
A Brief History of the United States Astronomy Spacecraft and Crewed Space Flights [328KB PDF file]
This history of U.S. astronomy spacecraft is part of the Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide.