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9.9 Space Science

General information and background Gravity and microgravity
Effect of gravity on the body Space food and drink
Materials used in space vehicles Components of space vehicles
Space stations and probes Australia's involvement in space exploration
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Impact of space technology on society

General and Background information

Senior Science: Space Science - from HSC Online
http://hsc.csu.edu.au/senior_science/options/space/

Mars astronauts may get bored, pick fights - an article from ABC Science Online
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/space/SpaceRepublish_1095692.htm

Three Films About the Space Race - from Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay discussed three films about the early years of space exploration (October Sky, The Right Stuff, and Apollo 13) that might be used as stimulus material. Also consider The Dish
http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/CosmosNotes/Three%20Films%20About%20the%20Space%20Race.htm

What is in space? - from Space Environment, Northwestern University
http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/space-environment/zoom-whatis.html

Fact Sheet Library - from NASA Human Spaceflight
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/factsheets/

Educator Resources - for High School from Canadian Space Agency
http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/educators/default.asp

Space Travel and the effects of Weightlessness on the Human Body - from Canadian Space Agency
http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/pdf/educator-microgravity_science_stu.pdf

The Problem of Space Travel: The Rocket Motor - from NASA includes The Power of Gravity, The Effect of Weightlessness on the Human Organism, Designing the Space Station
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4026/contents.html

Spaceflights - from Centennial of Flight
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay_cat/11.htm

Behind the Space Travel - topics include Spin-off Products, Astronauts (and weightlessness) and Spacecraft, from ThinkQuest Library
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0124490/eng_text/index.htm

Space Medicine - from National Space Development Agency of Japan
http://iss.sfo.jaxa.jp/med/index_e.html

Designing a Space Station - from Science Net Links
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=141

Living in Space - from PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/spacestation/station/living.htm

ISS Factsheets - from International Space Station and european Space Agency
http://www.spaceflight.esa.int/users/index.cfm?act=default.page&level=1c&page=adv-fs


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Gravity and microgravity

Microgravity Teachers Guide - from NASA, a 174 page teacher resource in pdf format
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/62474main_Microgravity_Teachers_Guide.pdf

What is Microgravity? - from NASA
http://mynasa.nasa.gov/lb/centers/glenn/research/microgex.html

How Weightlessness Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/weightlessness.htm

Introduction to Microgravity - from Microgravity.com
http://www.microgravity.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page1.html

The Continuing Challenge of Microgravity - from PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/spacestation/station/living_microgravity.htm

Weightlessness in Orbit - from The Physics Classroom
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/circles/u6l4d.html

Floating In Weightlessness -- On Earth - article in Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050517065154.htm

MONKEYS AND OTHER ANIMALS IN SPACE - from Space Today Online
http://www.spacetoday.org/Astronauts/Animals/Dogs.html

Animals in Space - from NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/F_Animals_in_Space_9-12.html


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Effects of gravity on the body

Ingestion - from Best health.com
http://www.besthealth.com/besthealth/bodyguide/reftext/html/dige_sys_fin.html#ingestion

Living in Space - from NASA
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/living/index.html

Food For Space Flight - from NASA
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/factsheets/food.html

Gravity and the Human Body - from Space Grant Consortium, University of Texas
http://www.csr.utexas.edu/grace/education/activities/pdf/Gravity_and_Human_Body.pdf

Human Physiology in Space - from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, detailed information on topics such as muscular system, senses and balance
http://www.nsbri.org/HumanPhysSpace/indexb.html

The Effects of Weightlessness on the Human Body - a ThinkQuest
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0126520/lessons/s3.htm

Astrobiology the Living Universe - from ThinkQuest, topics include Humans in Space (Physiological Effects of Weightlessness)
http://library.thinkquest.org/C003763/index.php?page=index

The Astronaut's New Clothes - an Exploration from Scientific American
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=00050040-A707-1C75-9B81809EC588EF21

Space Bones - from Science@NASA
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast01oct_1.htm

Overview of Circadian Rhythms - from National Institutes of Health
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-2/85-93.htm

Body clocks 'hinder' space travel - from BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3665870.stm

How Would your body chnage in space - from 21st Century Explorer, NASA
http://ksnn.larc.nasa.gov/21Century/p3.html


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Space food and drink

Space Food - from NASA
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/factsheets/pdfs/food.pdf

SPACE FOOD AND NUTRITION - from NASA, including some primary school classroom activities that could be adapted for HSC, download booklet in pdf from the site
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Space_Food_and_Nutrition_Educator_Guide.html

Food and Nutrition Food Resources - from Space Biology
http://www.mainsgate.com/spacebio/modules/mn_teare.html

Space Food: From Squeeze Tubes To Celebrity Chefs - from Space.com
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/061123_space_food.html

Nutrition in Space - from University of Texas
http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/spaceexplorers/activities/Nutrition.pdf

Weightlessness and the Human Body - from The University of Texas
http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/spaceexplorers/activities/Weightlessness.pdf

Space Food - from NASA
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/living/spacefood/

Living in Space - from NASA Human Spaceflight, including Space Food and Space Wear
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/living/

Space Food - from Science Net Links
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.cfm?DocID=47

Space Food History - from PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/spacestation/station/living_eating.htm


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Materials used in space vehicles

SPACE SHUTTLE COORDINATE SYSTEM - detailed description of the shuttle, its components such as THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM and the materials used in its construction
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/sts_coord.html

Shuttle Thermal Protection System (TPS) - from Centennial of Flight
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Evolution_of_Technology/TPS/Tech41.htm

Composites and Advanced Materials - from Centennial of Flight
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Evolution_of_Technology/composites/Tech40.htm

ORBITER THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM - from NASA facts, John F. kennedy Space Center
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/nasafact/tps.htm

Ground Testing of Spacecraft Materials - article in Crosslink, the Aerospace Corporation magazine
http://www.aero.org/publications/crosslink/summer2003/07.html

Lighter, Stronger, Better: Significant Trends in Materials Research - article in Crosslink, the Aerospace Corporation magazine
http://www.aero.org/publications/crosslink/fall2006/01.html

How Self-healing Spacecraft Will Work - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/self-healing-spacecraft1.htm


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Components of space vehicles

Engineering Design Challenges: Spacecraft Structures Educator Guide - from NASA
Teachers Guide with pdf booklet

Space Vehicle Mechanisms - article in Crosslink, the Aerospace Corporation magazine
http://www.aero.org/publications/crosslink/fall2006/03.html

How Space Shuttles Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/space-shuttle.htm

Space Vehicles Past and Present - from The Astronaut Connection
http://www.nauts.com/vehicles/

SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM - Glossary from Kennedy Space Center, NASA
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/technology/sts-newsref/sts_overview.html

The Space Transportation System - from SpaceFlight, NASA
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/shutref/sts/

The Future

Space Vehicles - from Space Future
http://www.spacefuture.com/vehicles/vehicles.shtml

The Prospects for Passenger Space Travel - from Space Future
http://www.spacefuture.com/archive/the_prospects_for_passenger_space_travel.shtml

What is Space Tourism? - from Space Future
http://www.spacefuture.com/tourism/introduction.shtml

Future of Flight: Space Travel Technology for the Next 100 years - from Space.com
http://www.space.com/futureofflight/


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Space stations and probes

Phoenix Mars Mission - from Lunar and Planetry Laboratory, University of Arizona
http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/

Phoenix Mars Lander: Exploring the Arctic Plain of Mars - latest pictures from NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main/index.html

How Space Stations Works - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/space-station.htm

Space Science Missions - from NASA includes Hubble, Voyager and many more
http://science.hq.nasa.gov/missions/phase.html

Very Long Baseline Array - from National Radio Astronomy Observatory includes a virtual tour and a gallery of images
http://www.vlba.nrao.edu/astro/obstatus/current/obssum.html

VLBI and the Australian Long Baseline Array - from the Australian Telescope national Facility
http://www.atnf.csiro.au/vlbi/

The VLBI Space Observatory Programme
http://www.vsop.isas.ac.jp/

Hubble Site - from Space Telescope Science Institute
http://hubble.stsci.edu/

Infrared Optical Telescope Array - from Harvard University
http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/IOTA/

HALCA (Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy) - from NASA
http://nasascience.nasa.gov/missions/halca


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Australia's involvement in space exploration

"Space Australia: the story of Australia's involvement in space" - published by the Powerhouse Museum - for further details see
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/publications/publications_item.php?id=89

Australia in Space - a History - from La Trobe University
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/crcss/history.html

Welcome to Woomera on the Web
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~woomera/

The Anglo-Australian Observatory
http://www.aao.gov.au/

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
http://www.cdscc.nasa.gov/

CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility
http://www.atnf.csiro.au/


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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

SETI@home - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

The SETI League: Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence including Fact Sheets. "The SETI League is a grassroots, international alliance of amateur and professional radioastronomers, radio amateurs, microwave experimenters and digital signal processing enthusiasts, who have banded together in a systematic, scientific search of the heavens to detect credible evidence of intelligent, extra-terrestrial life. "
http://www.setileague.org/

Astrobiology the Living Universe - from ThinkQuest, topics include Exobiology (SETI)
http://library.thinkquest.org/C003763/index.php?page=index

Harvard SETI Projects: Past, Present and Future - at Harvard / Smithsonian
http://seti.harvard.edu/seti/harvard_seti.html

Optical SETI at Harvard / Smithsonian - with a number of links to technical papers and background
http://seti.harvard.edu/oseti/

SETI Australia Centre - at University of Western Sydney
http://seti.uws.edu.au/

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - from The Planetary Society
http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/seti/


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Impact of space technology on society

Ten NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/ten-nasa-inventions.htm

Space Station Benefits - from SpaceFlight, NASA
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/benefits/index.html

Spinoff Online - Commerialized NASA Technology - for the years 1996 to 2000
http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/

Spin-off technology - from The European Space Agency
http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/GGGIPLH3KCC_Improving_0.html

Shake, Rattle and Zoom: VISAR, the newest NASA spin-off, steadies our vision - from Science@NASA
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast04may99_1.htm

NASA Spinoffs: Bringing Space down to Earth - from The Space Place
http://www.thespaceplace.com/nasa/spinoffs.html

Benefits of the Space Program - from NASA Solutions
http://techtran.msfc.nasa.gov/at_home.html

Space probe kit will fight terrestrial crime - an article from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992869


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