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Article of the Month: May 2015
The "G" in GOES Is What Makes It Go
How do you keep a satellite suspended above the same point on Earth for years to come? You put it in geostationary orbit. Surprisingly, the calculations for this type of orbit were worked out by Kepler some 400 years ago.
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Simple and fun learning activities to share with children.
The Space Place Experiment Center—Students can conduct real life science experiments and learn how the world works.
Stained Glass Earth—For Earth Day, create your own full view of our planet as if it were seen from space—something that was not achieved until the 20th century.
Build Your Own Satellite—Design the latest and greatest satellite, complete with communication device, power source, orientation finder, and science instruments.