08.05.11 - A satellite built by amateur radio operators and released into space by International Space Station cosmonauts is transmitting data, pictures and messages to students around the world.
08.03.11 - A team of students from Oakton Community College competed in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition with the help of an unexpected teammate.
08.01.11 - A call from the Audio Control Room at NASA's Johnson Space Center marked the last education downlink from the space shuttle.
The book “Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters” features tactile diagrams of the lunar surface. The book is free.
Atlantis Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim field questions while in space from "Summer of Innovation" student participants.
Check out these interactive experiences to learn about the accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program and how it affects your daily life. Visit the Launch Pad for fun games and activities.
It began as a dream and has captivated students for 30 years.
NASA works with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to develop interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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.
Create original artwork that symbolizes the impact of NASA's Space Shuttle Program on our planet and people. Entries from students in grades 4-12 are due Aug. 5, 2011.
07.12.11 - Through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, 11 communities will take part in the final space shuttle flight.
06.09.11 - NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin serves as guest of honor and keynote speaker at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals 2011 in Knoxville.
Hundreds of fourth- through sixth-grade students watched as their rockets soared in the seventh annual Intermediate Space Challenge.
Grab a telescope, binoculars or just a lawn chair, and head out to the backyard for a night of cosmic sightseeing.
Fifth-graders take home an award for their video on how a NASA technology helps protect skin against exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays.
More than thirty university teams putting their remote-controlled excavators, called Lunabots, to work.
05.24.11 - There is a lot to do at the new Space Place website! Explore fun facts, videos and pictures. Play games, solve puzzles and take quizzes. Do activities, build things and read books.
Wake up early to see four planets gather together just before sunrise. Watch the video to learn more.
Click on the space shuttle to learn facts and see how it works.
04.26.11 - Through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, 16 communities will take part in the final flight of space shuttle Endeavour.