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Q. Where can I see a list of student programs at NASA?
Q. Where can I get NASA educational materials for use in my classrooms?
Q. Are there any Educator Resources?
Q. How can I request an astronaut to speak to a group?
Q. Where can I get information about the Educator/Teacher Astronaut Program?
Q. Does NASA have Internet chat rooms? Can I go on-line with an astronaut or scientist to talk about my ideas for the space program?
Q. I want to work at NASA. What college should I attend?
Q. How can I find out more about astronomy?


Q. Where can I see a list of student programs at NASA?
A. For information about student programs at NASA please click on the link below.

+ NASA Student Programs


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Q. Where can I get NASA educational materials for use in my classrooms?
A. Each NASA Center has an affiliated Educator Resource Center. For an entire listing, please visit the link listed below. There you will find contact information including email addresses, phone numbers and physical locations. Each Educator Resource Center can provide basically the same information, so please contact the Center closest to your geographic location. The Kennedy Space Center Educator Resource Center can be contacted at (321) 867-4090.

+ NASA Educator Resource Center
+ KSC Educator Resource Center


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Q. Are there any Educator Resources?
A. NASA has all of its materials available on the internet and they are downloadable. Things such as lithographs, curriculum support materials, etc. can be found there also. Unfortunately, we do not have things like pencils, rulers, etc. to give out. NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE) has materials that can be purchased. They may be reached at the web site listed below.

+ CORE


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Q. How can I request an astronaut to speak to a group?
A. You can request astronaut speakers through the Astronaut Appearances Office at http://www.nasa.gov/about/speakers/astronautappearances.html.


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Q. Where can I get information about the Educator/Teacher Astronaut Program?
Information can be found at NASA's Educator Astronaut Program Web Site.

+ Educator/Teacher Astronaut Program


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Q. Does NASA have Internet chat rooms? Can I go on-line with an astronaut or scientist to talk about my ideas for the space program?
A. NASA occasionally offers on-line chat sessions with members of various projects. Whenever possible, advance notice will be posted to NASA's "Ask the Expert" page. Students and teachers interested in online sessions should regularly check the "Ask the Expert" web page for ongoing chat sessions with members of various projects.

+ NASA's Ask the Expert

The follow are additional NASA science websites that may be of interest:

+ NASA Quest
+ Science at NASA
+ Mission Highlights


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Q. I want to work at NASA. What college should I attend?
A. NASA does not recommend specific institutions or courses of instruction. Please contact accredited universities of your choice to determine if instruction is offered in the aerospace field.

+ NASA Jobs

The qualifications for becoming an astronaut are covered in the Astronaut Selection Web site.

+ Astronaut Selection


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Q. How can I find out more about astronomy?
A. Click on the link below to access NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's amateur astronomy page.

+ JPL Astronomy

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