Musical Solar System

Musical Solar System

Solar Beat is a musical solar system based on real orbital frequencies. View the interactive graphic
Geosynchronous satellites in orbit

Geosynchronous satellites in orbit

Geosynchronous satellites in orbit Since the Syncom satellite launch in 1963, hundreds of communications satellites are now in the skies above Earth in geosynchronous orbit.…

Mars Science Laboratory

Mars Science Laboratory – interactive The most sophisticated space probe ever built, the Mars Science Laboratory, is on its way to discover whether conditions on…

NASA: Trace space back to you

NASA: Trace space back to you Have you ever wondered how space exploration impacts your daily life? View the interactive graphics

Black Holes by the Numbers

Black Holes by the Numbers Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” The Italian poet Dante Alighieri wrote these words in his fourteenth century poem…

Our Solar System

Our Solar System From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that…

NASA Celebrates 45 Years of Exploration

NASA Celebrates 45 Years of Exploration: An interactive feature highlighting 45 moments in NASA's history. Welcome to an interactive, multimedia celebration of the 45th anniversary…

Americans in Orbit

Americans in Orbit Interview space pioneers Glenn, Schirra and Carpenter, and take a 360-degree tour of Glenn's Friendship 7 capsule. View the multimedia example

Spirit: A Retrospective

Spirit: A Retrospective Launched in 2003 for what was to be a 90-day mission to explore the Red Planet, the Mars Exploration Rovers - Spirit…

Moon Phases

Moon Phases Sunlight is responsible for both day and night on Earth and for the different phases of the Moon as seen from Earth. View…

Rocket Science 101

Rocket Science 101 Welcome to Rocket Science 101. This application shows the basic parts of the launch vehicle, how they are configured, and how they…

Planet Size Comparison

Planet Size Comparison How large is the Earth compared to Mercury? to Venus? to the sun? Here’s a visual approach for comparing planet sizes. View…
Solar System Jigsaw

Solar System Jigsaw

Solar System Jigsaw Build the Solar System, from planets to space probes. View the interactive game and puzzle
50 Years Since Sputnik

50 Years Since Sputnik

50 Years Since Sputnik Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, was launched on Oct. 4, 1957, aboard a Soviet R-7 rocket and touched off…
Meet the Next Shuttle Crew

Meet the Next Shuttle Crew

Meet the Next Shuttle Crew Three months after its external fuel tank took thousands of dings and pockmarks from the golf-ball-size hailstones of a freakish…
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