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NASA Goddard Releases News Magazine for Young Explorers

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland released the first issue of its new online news magazine NASA Next on Monday, May 23, 2016.

NASA Next is a news magazine made entirely for kids and teens in grades 5 through 8. The magazine breaks down complex science and brings its audience the latest news on Goddard science, including studies of Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe. NASA Next is also interactive with clickable links to other NASA webpages, allowing readers to learn more about the missions and technologies they come across.

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NASA’s new science magazine for young people includes informative articles across a variety of science and tech areas. Credits: NASA/Goddard

The magazine includes articles, fun facts, activities and a “For Educators” page filled with lesson plans to help incorporate NASA Next into the classroom. Educators and scientists review all lesson plans to ensure the content is accurate and useful in an educational setting, as well as meets national and state standards of learning.

To download a copy of NASA Next, click here:


For more information about Goddard’s Office of Education, visit:

Sarah Schlieder
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.