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  Astronomy and Space Exploration Index


Does extraterrestrial life exist? SETI

How did astronomers discover that the Earth orbits about the Sun? heliocentric
What is the closest star to the Earth? Alpha Centauri
Comet Hale-Bopp

Animal Astronauts


Satellites and Probes

What was the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth? Sputnik

Manned Spaceflight Missions

Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space
Project Gemini
Apollo 11 - First Manned Lunar Landing

Apollo 13

Space Shuttle

What was the longest Space Shuttle Mission?
Why does the space shuttle make a double sonic boom when landing?

 Astronaut Information

Effects of Weightlessness
How can I become an astronaut?
Astronaut Training
Can Astronauts See the Great Wall of China from Space?
African-American Astronauts
Women Astronauts
Space Walks
Why do Astronauts wear spacesuits?
Astronaut Deaths
The Space Race

External Web Links 

NASA Spaceflight: NASA

Space Shuttle Landing: Landing
The Sun and Nine Planets: Planets

 Astronomy Books

Exploring the Night Sky : The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

 Astronomy Links

SkyWatch Astronomy News - accurate and timely information on sky events localized for your specific location, via subscription.

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