Space Technology Research Links

Apollo Missions
Apollo 11 - 25 years later
Story and pictures of the Apollo 11 mission, the first in which man walked on the moon.
Apollo to the Moon (1968 - 1972)
Information on the Apollo Moon missions, from Apollo 7 to Apollo 17.
Lunar Exploration
Information on moon exploration, including the Apollo manned missions to the moon.
Project Apollo
Kennedy Space Center Apollo project home page

Communication Satellites
ACTS Home Page
Advanced Communication Technology Satellite home page. Information is technical, but may be useful.
Communications Satellites Short History
History of communication satellites.
CTD Home Page
Lewis research center Communications Technology Division home page. Includes some information and links related to communications satellites.
NASA Experimental Communications Satellites 1958-1995
Descritpions of NASA communication satellites, including pictures and illustrations.
Spacelink - Early Communications Satellites
Description of some of the early communications satellites.

Galileo Home Page (JPL)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory's home page for the Galileo Jupiter probe mission.
Galileo resources on the Web
List of Galileo Jupiter Space Probe mission resources.
NASA Ames Research Center: Galileo Probe
Home page for Galileo Mission to Jupiter at the Ames Research Center.

General Astronomy References

These sites provide general Astronomy references and searches on a variety of topics, including the solar system, space technolgy, and deep space.

Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS)
Information on human space flight, including space shuttle missions, Apollo, and Gemini missions.
NASA Spacelink - Astronomy Resources and Search
Go to this page and conduct a search by topic. For example, search for "Magellan" and get a list of topics to read about the Magellan mission. Search for any mission and see what you get.
The NASA Homepage
NASA homepage, with links to other NASA and space-related technology programs.

Global Positioning System/Navigation Satellites
Global Positioning System Overview
Global Positioning System navigational satellite fleet.
The Global Positioning System
Primer on basic GPS information.

Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope overview
Overview of the Hubble Space Telescope, including the instruments on board.
NSSDC Hubble overview
Technical overview of the Hubble Space Telescope including instruments, servicing missions, links to images, and launch information.
Space Telescope Science Institute Home Page
Home page of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Includes information, educational activities, images, and more related to the HST.

Landsat (Land Use Satellite)
EROS Data Center: Earthshots: main menu
Indexed list of images of the Earth taken from the Landsat satellite.
GSFC Landsat Gateway
Goddard Space Flight Center information page on the Landsat land use satellite program.
Landsat Program
Home page for the Landsat land use satellite program.
Landsat: What other spacecraft aspire to be...
Introduction and technical information on Landsat 7, the new land use satellite being built for NASA and NOAA.
Landsat's 25th
Article written for Lansat's 25th anniversary, includes some project history and results.

Magellan Fact Sheet
Overview of Magellan Venus mapping mission.
Magellan Images
Image taken during the magellan mapping mission of Venus.
Magellan Mission to Venus
Goddard Space Flight Center Magellan mission home page.
Magellan Mission to Venus (JPL)
Magellan mission to map the surface of Venus using a radar-equiped orbiting craft.

Mars Pathfinder
About Mars Pathfinder
Background information on the Mars Pathfinder mission. Written for students as part ot the NASA K-12 Internet Initiative.
Live from Mars
Information about the Mars missions, including the Pathfinder Lander. Part of the NASA K-12 Internet Initiative.
Mars Missions News Information
Updates, press releases and news about the Mars missions, including the Pathfinder mission.
Mars Pathfinder - Welcome to Mars!
Mars Pathfinder Mission home page and current photos from the surface of Mars.

Mission to Planet Earth/Earth Observation System
EOS Project Science Office
Earth Observation System (part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth) central project science home page.
Mission to Planet Earth
NASA Mission to Planet Earth home page.


Space Shuttle
Background on the Space Shuttle
Background information about the Space Shuttle for students (part of the NASA K-12 internet initiative).
NASA Shuttle Web: Space Transportation System
Information on the Space Transportation System, which is responsible for the operation of the Space Shuttle and all of its missions.
NASA Shuttle-Mir Web
Information on Space Shuttle activities with the Soviet Space Station Mir



Space Stations - Mir and the International Space Station
Background - International Space Station
Written for students, this site provides information on the International Space Station (NASA k-12 Internet Initiative).
International Space Station
Home page for the International Space Station. Also includes some information on the Mir space station.


Viking (Mars Lander)
Press Release - Viking 20 Anniversary
Press release about the 20th Anniversary of the Mars Viking Lander Mission in 1976. Includes a summary of the mission history, objectives, and some of the results.
Viking Project Information
Information on the Viking Lander on Mars with links to images taken on the surface of Mars.


Voyager Space Probes
Voyager Project Home Page
Voyager Space Probe program, which sent a space probe to the outer gas planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.


Weather Satellites
About NOAA's Satellites
Summary and history of the NOAA and GOES weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
GOES Mission Overview
Overview of the GOES weather satellite mission.
GOES Project Science
Information on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) including news, technical information, and imagery.
GOES-I/M brochure
List of information and brochures about the GOES weather satellites, including "GOES the Friendly Satellite" and other strange listings.
NCDC Historical GOES Browse Server
Browse GOES weather satellite imagery for any day of the year.
NESDIS Home Page
National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) is responsible for the operation and research performed with U.S. weather satellites such as GOES or NOAA satellites.
NOAA's Geostationary and Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellites
Fact sheet describing the two types of U.S. Weather satellites, GOES and NOAA.
Satellite Images of Hurricanes, Storms, and More
Listing of satellite images of hurricanes, storms, fires, volcanoes, and more, all taken with U.S. weather satellites.
Space Science and Engineering Center
Information about the U.S. weather satellite program, including the GOES geostationary satellite and NOAA polar orbiting satellites.


List compiled by E.Conway for the Maryland Space Grant Consortium, January, 1998
Comments/suggestions are welcomed!