Government Agencies Ground based Telescopes and Obervatories Manned Space Programs
Misc Sites Planetary Probes Space Telescopes and Observatories
Special Interest Groups
Government Agencies
Canadian Space Agency

The CSA provided the robot arm and hand for the ISS

China National Space Administration

The third country to put humans in space

European Space Agency

Maker of the shuttle's old Spacelab component.

Russian Space Agency

We beat them to the moon, now we're working together on the ISS

NASA

Homepage of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

JAXA is an ISS partner

Ground based Telescopes and Obervatories
Palomar Obervatory

Home of the 200 inch Hale telescope

Arecibo Observatory

Puerto Rico

Very Large Array

One of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, the VLA consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration in New Mexico

Keck Obseravotry-Hawaii

Manned Space Programs
Project Constellation

What NASA intends to replace the shuttle with in 2015

Space Shuttle

The first reusable space vehicle.

International Space Station

NASA site for this multinational outpost in space

Misc Sites
Star Gazers

A weekly 10 minute astronomy program that airs on many PBS stations.

‘Forever Remembered’ Exhibit Honoring Challenger and Columbia Opens at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

NASA and the families of the crews of space shuttle missions STS-51L and STS-107 have collaborated to create a new, permanent memorial designed to honor the astronauts, pay tribute to orbiters Challenger and Columbia, and emphasize the importance of learning from the past.

Heavens Above

A satellite tracking website

NASA TV

The television network of the United States space agency, NASA. The network airs a large amount of educational programming, and provides live coverage of an array of manned missions.

International Spce Station Panoramic Tour

An Online Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Simulator

Planetary Probes
Pioneer

Historical overview of the first spacecraft to travel to an outer pla

Voyager

Launched in 1977, these twin probes continue to return data about the far reaches of the solar system

New Horizons

Launched in 2006, New Horizons is expected arrive at Pluto in 2015.

Mars Pathfinder

NASA's first rover to Mars was named Sojourner and was a part of the 1997 Pathfinder mission.

Phoenix Mars Mission

Launched in the summer of 2007, Phoenix landed on May 25, 2008 near the north pole of the red planet.

Magellan

A now discontinued radar mapping of Venus

Deep Impact

Mission to a Comet

Viking

A now discontinued mission of twin probes to Mars

Galileo

A now discontinued exploration of Jupiter

Stardust

Exploring Comet Tempel 1

Ulysses

Ulysses is the first spacecraft to study the unexplored region of space above our Sun's poles.

Cassini-Huygens

Probe and Orbiter to Saturn

Mars Exploration Rovers

Better known as Spirit and Opportunity, these twin rovers landed on Mars in 2004. They continue to operate four years later.

Space Telescopes and Observatories
Spitzer Space Telescope

One of the great observatories

Kepler Telescope

A search for habitable planets

Hubble Space Telescope

Scientific Breakthroughs and Breathtaking Images

Special Interest Groups
Shoreline Astronomical Association

A Holland, Michigan based non-profit organization created for the purpose of furthering the enjoyment of amateur astronomy.

Muskegon Astronomical Society