Space: the final frontier. For thousands of years humans have looked to the stars and wondered what might be up there. In 1961, the first human entered space, and by 1969 we had set foot on the Moon. Today, research and exploration in space continues.

 

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    Star Wars X-wing: From Screen-Used Prop to Museum Artifact September 30, 2022 Spaceflight and the Art of Vargas-Suarez Universal September 28, 2022 What was the Gemini Program? September 22, 2022 What was the Mercury Program? September 22, 2022 Role Model September 21, 2022
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    Venus Rediscovered: An Astrobiological or Astrophysical Frontier? Presented Online
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    Events See all Events Learn more Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
    November 3, 2022 | 8 pm ET
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    Learn more Women in Aviation and Space History Presented Online November 03, 2000 Learn more Raytheon Technologies Living in the Space Age National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC December 31, 2025 - December 31, 2037
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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Space Laser Activity

    Upcycle materials from your home to make a play space laser and zap space junk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlQBi1JSTL8&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=2 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Science, Science fiction, Space, Commercial aviation

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Build Your Own Model Space Station

    Join museum educator Ann Caspari as she demonstrates how to create a mini space station from recyclec materials

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUzpFN94siA&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=11 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Human spaceflight, Science, Space, Space stations

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Make a Planet Game

    Upcycle jar lids into a fun game to explore the planets

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_43cr_oSsw&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=15 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Solar System, Space, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Use Recycled Paper to Make a Model Earth

    Use newspaper and paint to create a model of planet Earth that you can play with

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_cuIoqQG6k&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=7 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Solar System, Space

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Day the Earth Stopped Spinning

    This story is about the orbiting and revolving Earth.

    https://youtu.be/ABY6SD0FMMg Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Solar System, Space, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Building Our Home Among the Stars

    This story follows the Three Friends as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station and build their own space station.

    https://youtu.be/0G7okZ4F-C4 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Human spaceflight, Science, Space, Space stations

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    Learn more Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond: Redefining Humanity's Purpose in Space Learn more The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space
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