links, selected by Aerospace Curator Ken Phillips, are
great sources to learn more about Air and Space topics.
This site is easily used by almost anyone with an interest
in the amazing imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope.
The site has six main pages, which cover breaking news,
cool pictures from Hubble, the science behind the
technology, interactive games and
a collection of basic Hubble facts and figures.
The European Space Agency is
the equivalent of NASA for its 15 member nations. ESA
and NASA collaborate on important missions of space research.
ESA site is a nice complement to NASA’s
main website, and there’s
a wonderful kids'
Solar System Exploration
Check this site for late breaking
news and quick summaries of missions (past,
present and planned) that explore the planets around our
sun. This is also a great spot to find out
the size of a planet, its distance from the sun, and other
Mission to Saturn and Titan
This site was created especially for the Cassini-Huygens mission, happening
right now! Check here to keep
up with the very latest news on Saturn’s
exploration. It includes animations, interviews, photos
of Saturn and its rings and moons, and technical
information about all 18 scientific instruments
on board the spacecraft.
Physics and Astronomy Research Council
The PPARC operates
cool sites including the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh,
the Isaac Newton Group in La Palma and the Joint Astronomy
Centre in Hawaii. The site has lots of cool imagery and
information for the general public but also
includes more advanced material and lots of information
on research funding and science policy.