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Space Missions
This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about space missions including detailed information about manned and unmanned spacecraft, satellites, history of missions, and tables listing missions. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The source of this material is Windows to the Universe at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Copyright 1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; Copyright 2000-02 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-500
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Objects in the sky
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understanding about sci. / tech.
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 5-8:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • History of science
    • 9-12:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Historical perspectives
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Windows to the Universe'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
http://www.windows.ucar.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr Roberta M. Johnson
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research