Space Shuttle Discovery


Explore our learning resources related to space.

Teach your students and kids about the wonders of space with National Air and Space Museum resources, including blogs, videos, episodes of our middle school webcast STEM in 30, What's New in Aerospace talks, AirSpace podcast, EZ Science video series with director Ellen Stofan, and more.

Apollo to the Moon        Astronaut Stories        Astronomy        Exploration        Living & Working in Space        Space Food        Objects in our Collection        Space Science        Space Shuttle        Spacesuits


Apollo to the Moon

Conserving Artifacts from Command Module Columbia

The Shocking Science Behind Apollo 12's Launch

Interview with Apollo 7's Walter Cunningham

Reflections on Apollo: NASA Astronaut Alvin Drew

Photographing Apollo 8's Orbit Toward the Moon

E.Z. Science: Apollo 50

Apollo 11: The Writings on the Wall

Apollo 50 Blog Series


Astronaut Stories

"A Burrito of Awesomeness Smothered in Awesome Sauce"

Randy "Komrade" Bresnik and Paolo Nespoli

Anne McClain and Nick Hague

What's New in Aerospace: Apollo 12

Pit Stops and Space Toilets with Drew Feustel

Middle School Minute with Dottie Metcalf-Lindeburger

Middle School Minute with Robert Curbeam

STEM in 30: Present and Future of Space Travel



Astronomy Stories

E.Z. Science: Search for New Planets

No Telescope? 3 Easy Ways to Get Stargazing

Spot the Station

How Do We Know What's Out There?



E.Z. Science: Balloon Science

AirSpace: Walking on the Moon Part 2

Finding Exoplanets . . . using LEGO!

Orion & SLS, America's Next Great Spacecraft

Chasing New Horizons

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

First American Spacewalk

AirSpace: Walking on the Moon


Living & Working in Space

AirSpace: Rock on the Moon

STEM in 30: Working in Space

STEM in 30: ISS

How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?


Space Food

No Running Water In Space

STEM in 30: Space Food

Candy-Coated Space Snacks

Smuggling a Sandwich Into Space


Space Objects in the Museum Collection

Space Science

Human Spaceflight

International Space

Social and Cultural Space

Eyewitness to Space: NASA Art


Space Science

Exploring Alien Atmospheres

Throwing a Football is Like Launching a Rocket to the Moon!

AirSpace: Under Pressure

STEM in 30: Space Junk: Fast Trash

Shooting Lasers at the Moon

How Satellites Track Storms from Space


Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Discovery

Bringing Columbia Home

John Glenn's Return to Space on Discovery

Engines Space Shuttle Used



STEM in 30: How a Worm Inspired a Spacesuit Design

Perplexing Problem of Designing Gloves for Space

Appropriate Attire for Space

Reboot the Suit: Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

Next Generation Spacesuits (Mars Spacesuits)

How John Glenn Suited Up for Space