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The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.
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The Hubble Space Telescope orbits outside the distorting influence of Earth´s atmosphere.
The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission
This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.
The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars
Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.
This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.
A spacecraft on its path is in a constant state of free fall.
The three important laws describing planetary motion were formulated by Johannes Kepler.
A demonstration of nearby planets, stars and galaxies.
The inner planets of the Solar System are terrestrial planets while the outer planets are gas giants.
The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites but only 4 have to be visible for positioning.
Satellites orbiting the Earth can be used for civilian or military purposes.
The Space Shuttle was a manned, reusable spacecraft operated by NASA.
Studying Ceres and Vesta will help us learn more about the early history of the Solar System and how rocky planets are formed.
The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.
The New Horizons space probe was launched in 2006, with the objective to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.
Nuclear fusion will serve as an environmentally friendly and practically unlimited source of energy.
Space probes and Mars rovers examine the structure of Mars and possible traces of life.
The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).
The Voyager space probes were the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System. They gather data about outer space and carry information about humanity.
Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on 12 April 1961.
The Earth’s magnetic North and South poles are located near the geographic North and South poles.