Page 652: Galileo's Discoveries
Galileo began its journey to collect data about Jupiter in 1989. Since then, it has provided a wealth of information about Jupiter and its moons. Visit this site to learn about the history of the mission and the images it has sent back to Earth. What are some of Galileo's significant findings?
"Europa Wedges" – Educational Activity page
New images of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa have been brought back to Earth by Galileo. Visit the Galileo site and find out more about evidence that points to the existence of oceans on Europa.
Page 657: The International Space Station
The International Space Station
The International Space Station is a multi-nation collaboration to continue the scientific endeavor of human space flight. What are the different contributions that different countries are providing to the International Space Station?
Life in Space – Inside the Space Station
Use the live camera feature to look at the world from the International Space Station. Describe what you see. Click on "spacewalk" to perform your own mission in space.
NASA – Human Spaceflight
Visit this NASA site to get the most recent information about the space station. How many days has the International Space Station been in orbit?
Stationed in the Stars
This web site supports the NOVA program “Stationed in the Stars” which was broadcast in 2000. Click on “Astronauts in Hardhats” to read interviews with International Space Station astronauts about the difficulties of constructing objects in space. Write a report on what it takes to build such a large station in space.
Page 659: The New Millennium Program
The New Millennium Program
The New Millennium Program is NASA's program for space exploration through the use of highly advanced technology. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is responsible for the management of the program. What are some of the goals of the New Millennium Program and Deep Space One?
One of the goals of the New Millennium Program is to reduce the size of spacecraft. Read the information on this site to find out why a smaller spacecraft would be beneficial.
Page 665: Time Science and Society: Cities in Space
Space Settlement Basics
Check the information at this site to find out more about long-range space travel and colonization. What are some of the basic needs of a human space settlement? Click on pictures to see how some people have visualized space settlements.
Scientists at NASA are planning to send people to Mars. Although the plans aren’t official yet, click on "see what’s planned" to find out what future Mars missions might look like.
Field Guide -Living in Space
NASA - To Live and Work in Space
This NASA Web site will describe the living and working conditions on board a space shuttle. Click on Eating and Drinking to read about the food that astronauts eat.
Spacelink - Living and Working in Space
Living and working in space can be difficult and are very different than living and working on Earth. Visit this site to learn more about the conditions in space. Write a story in your Science Journal about what it is like to live and work in space.