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SPACE EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK COOL HIDDEN STUFF

COOL HIDDEN STUFF


Many innovative and unique space education resources are sub-links from top level items featured in the main pages of the Web version of the SPACE EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK. The purpose of this page is to list these "cool" items for space educators "surfing" the HANDBOOK.

Hidden Cool Stuff

Did you know about the missing day in time?

NASA technology assisted in judging the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.

A weekly newspaper reported that the Apollo 11 lunar landing was a hoax.

Children sent encouraging notes to NASA after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

Much more about the rescue of Apollo 13 in April of 1970.

You can read the flying instructions issued with the 1911 Custiss Pusher airplane.

Read an explanation about the science of eclipses of the Moon and Sun.

Read about the death of a star.

This year has an extra day. Read about the reason for February 29th, 1996.

Read about astronomer John Herschel and how he discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

Read how volcanoes were discovered on Jupiter's moon IO in 1979.

Have you wondered how materials can be manufactured in space? Read about it.

Robotic clones of people appeared at a famous space center. Read about it.

Did you know that in 1986 Halley's Comet made its closest approach to Earth until 2061. Read about it.

What is a "Gamma Ray Observatory"?

Did you know that the makers of the craft which rescued the Apollo 13 astronauts (April 1970) sent a bill for a tow charge to the makers of the crippled "mother-ship" for thousands of dollars?

Read the story of Newton's life.

Become an expert on the stars in the sky.

Why did Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Kenny Rogers come to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas?

What was the Magellan program?

What famous comic strip characters travelled to the Moon?

What famous science fiction character discussed the science of orbiting the Earth three years before the launch of the first orbiting spacecraft?

Kepler did more to explain the science of orbits than any other person. Read about his discoveries.

The first American manned spaceship called Mercury has a patent. Here is the official patent sketch of the spacecraft.

How and why did the Challenger explode?

Read about the first man to cross the United States by airplane.

Read about the astronauts communicating by HAM RADIO with operators on Earth.

Who launched the first "hand-deployed" satellite into orbit?

What famous flight orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve? What is most remembered about this flight?


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