Friday, June 20, 2008

Website of the Week: ESA Kids

ESA/NASA Spacelab emblem, 1976
Photo credit: NASA Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)

This week's website is ESA Kids, the children's portion of the European Space Agency website. The ESA has played an important role in the mission of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander by tracking the robot using their Mars Express orbiter (satellite). You can even Listen to Phoenix descend, as recorded by Mars Express.

Then head on over to ESA's Lab to build a Hipparcos star globe or create a model spacecraft, like the SOHO. Want to learn what Life in Space is like? Maybe you're more interested in life on Earth. And if you're wondering how outer space exploration applies to your life, stop by Useful Space!

--If you like this blog post, you might also like these:
*Night Sky,
*USGS Astro Kids, and
*Astronomy Picture of the Day.

[Updated 3/5/09, checked links & added suggested links]

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