Ever since the ARISS hardware was launched aboard Atlantis and then transferred to the station, it has been used to perform school contacts.
When you think of NASA, likely you picture the space shuttle, the International Space Station, or have images of planets and galaxies flashing before your mind’s eye. NASA's Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut, however, focuses a little closer to home.
Between video games and sci-fi movies, a squadron of miniature satellites come to life aboard the space station, obeying the commands of students.
Can you imagine not having access to safe and clean drinking water? Space engineers who design the International Space Station systems share the same need as those concerned about the lives of people in remote areas of Earth.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency started the Ucyu Renshi (space poem chain) program to connect people, including crew members in space, with words and allow them to feel more closely involved in space activities.
Imagine this: you are an inquisitive middle-school student, investigating the vastness of Earth's mountain ranges, coastlines, oceans and other geographic imprints. Now, envision the thrill of doing so from the vantage point of an astronaut!
Among the many issues that space programs face as they develop plans to send a human mission to Mars, the question of life support ranks at or near the top.
Educating future generations of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians is a global effort -- one that includes the contributions of the Russian Federal Space Agency, or Roscosmos.
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