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Microgravity Education Image Gallery

Check out NASA’s microgravity photos! The gallery has images and explanations of the effects of microgravity. The site also includes lesson plans and opportunities for students. Browse this gallery here.

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Do-it-Yourself Podcast

Are you looking for a new approach to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? NASA’s Do-It-Yourself Podcast activity sets the stage for students to host a show that features astronauts doing experiments on the International Space Station or NASA experts explaining scientific concepts. Find the podcast activity here.

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Space Launch System (SLS) Fact Sheet

The Space Launch System, or SLS, is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new capability for science and human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. SLS will carry Orion, as well as important cargo, equipment and science experiments, to deep space. The fact sheet can be found here.

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Exploration Flight Test-1 Overview

NASA is committed to human spaceflight beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO) and the continued development of the Orion spacecraft. Orion will launch on Exploration Flight Test-1, an uncrewed mission planned for 2014. This test will see Orion travel farther into space than any human spacecraft has gone in more than 40 years. Learn more about EFT-1 […]

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Orion Spacecraft Fact Sheet

Orion is America’s next generation spacecraft that will take astronauts to exciting destinations never explored by humans. It will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to distant planetary bodies, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space. The fact sheet is located […]

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