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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.

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Apollo to the Moon

Apollo 11 Tether

Conserving Artifacts from Command Module Columbia

Apollo 12 Launch

The Shocking Science Behind Apollo 12's Launch

Apollo 7 Crew

Interview with Apollo 7's Walter Cunningham

NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, mission specialist.

Reflections on Apollo: NASA Astronaut Alvin Drew

Apollo 8’s trans-lunar injection, setting it on a trajectory to the Moon.

Photographing Apollo 8's Orbit Toward the Moon

The Moon

E.Z. Science: Apollo 50

Calendar inside the Apollo 11 Command Module

Apollo 11: The Writings on the Wall

Apollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 50 Blog Series


Astronaut Stories

Jack Fischer

"A Burrito of Awesomeness Smothered in Awesome Sauce"

Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Paolo Nespoli

Randy "Komrade" Bresnik and Paolo Nespoli

Nick Hague, class of 2013 astronaut, tweeted this photo of himself being “ambushed” by his son during an official NASA photo shoot

Anne McClain and Nick Hague

Apollo 12 Crew

What's New in Aerospace: Apollo 12

EVA Tool

Pit Stops and Space Toilets with Drew Feustel

Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindeburger stands in an orange space suit

Middle School Minute with Dottie Metcalf-Lindeburger

Robert L. Curbeam Jr.

Middle School Minute with Robert Curbeam

Metal circular inside of nozzle

STEM in 30: Present and Future of Space Travel



Telescopic observing draws young visitors

Astronomy Stories

Illustration of the Kepler spacecraft

E.Z. Science: Search for New Planets


No Telescope? 3 Easy Ways to Get Stargazing

International Space Station floats above Earth

Spot the Station

Hubble Interacting Galaxy IC 4687

How Do We Know What's Out There?



weather balloon launch

E.Z. Science: Balloon Science

Apollo 11 Bootprint

AirSpace: Walking on the Moon Part 2

An artist’s impression of the extremely hot exoplanet Kepler-10b.

Finding Exoplanets . . . using LEGO!

Artist rendering of SLS rocket at launch in the clouds.

Orion & SLS, America's Next Great Spacecraft

Bottom of New Horizons Spacecraft Mock-up Model hanging in museum

Chasing New Horizons

LROC Image of Earthrise

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Gemini IV in Milestones

First American Spacewalk

Apollo 11: Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Descends Steps of Lunar Module

AirSpace: Walking on the Moon


Living & Working in Space

voice recorder and tapes

AirSpace: Rock on the Moon

Tom Jones with <i>2001 A Space Odyssey</i> on Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i>

STEM in 30: Working in Space

NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren

STEM in 30: ISS

The International Space Station (ISS)

How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?


Space Food

Astronaut Sandra Magnus poses for a photo with a tortilla sandwich which she prepared aboard the ISS.

No Running Water In Space

Apollo Space Food Spiced Fruit Cereal

STEM in 30: Space Food

Image of pre-packaged peanut M and M candies.

Candy-Coated Space Snacks

This view of astronauts John W. Young (left), pilot, and Virgil I. Grissom, command pilot, was taken through the window of the open hatch on Young's side of the Gemini-Titan 3 spacecraft just before the hatches were closed in readiness for their three-orb

Smuggling a Sandwich Into Space


Space Objects in the Museum Collection

Lunar lander with four square solar panels attached to central instrument box and round satellite dish

Space Science

Space Shuttle Discovery

Human Spaceflight

Vega Solar System Probe Bus and Landing Apparatus at the Udvar-Hazy Center

International Space

Star Trek Enterprise

Social and Cultural Space

<i>Skylab</i> in NASA | ART

Eyewitness to Space: NASA Art


Space Science

Kepler-10 System

Exploring Alien Atmospheres

Football and Saturn V

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

Neemo diver underwater

AirSpace: Under Pressure

Objects in Orbit Around Earth

STEM in 30: Space Junk: Fast Trash

Corner-cube mirrors connected to base of a Laser Ranging Retroreflector

Shooting Lasers at the Moon

Hurricane Irene from the GOES-13 Satellite

How Satellites Track Storms from Space


Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Liftoff of Space Shuttle <i>Columbia</i> on STS-62

Bringing Columbia Home

Glenn Photographs from Flight Deck

John Glenn's Return to Space on Discovery

Space Shuttle Main Engine

Engines Space Shuttle Used

More about the Space Shuttle




X-ray image of Alan Shepard’s Apollo 14 Spacesuit

STEM in 30: How a Worm Inspired a Spacesuit Design

Moving Beyond Earth - Gloves

Perplexing Problem of Designing Gloves for Space

NASA's Z2 Spacesuit

Appropriate Attire for Space

Three-quarter view of Apollo-era spacesuit

Reboot the Suit: Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

NASA displayed its new space suite for exploring the Moon with the Artemis project and beyond to Mars

Next Generation Spacesuits (Mars Spacesuits)

John Glenn Pressure Suit

How John Glenn Suited Up for Space


International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS)

How to Spot the Space Station from Your Backyard

Victor Glover in his space suit as part of SpaceX Crew-1.

Exploring Space with Victor Glover

2008 ISS Thanksgiving

ISS Activity Guide

STS-130 EVA - International Space Station Cupola


More about the International Space Station