Photo Gallery: Rocket Launches

Space exploration is fueled by successful rocket launches, from the Saturn V launching the first humans to the Moon, to the success of the SpaceX Falcon 9, the world’s first reusable orbital class rocket! Through the decades, rockets have been modified and improved, built bigger, faster, and more powerful. They have launched astronauts, scientific instruments, […]

Solving Space: James Webb Space Telescope

[sp name=’JWST’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. In anticipation of its upcoming launch, solve space today by unscrambling this image of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Later this week, the world’s most powerful space telescope will launch to provide scientists with an unparalleled gaze into our universe. With a sunshield […]

Solving Space: New Horizons

[sp name=’Horizons’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of Pluto, captured by New Horizons during a flyby in 2015. Thanks to New Horizons, we now know a lot more about Pluto, its moons, and the Kuiper Belt, which will give researchers more insight into our […]

Solving Space: Hubble Space Telescope

[sp name=’Hubble’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of the Hubble Space Telescope, an orbital observatory that has helped scientists better understand our universe. The Hubble Space Telescope is named after an American astronomer, Edwin Hubble, who made many groundbreaking discoveries in the early twentieth […]

Pop Quiz: Capturing Space

From “Earthrise” to astronaut selfies, space photography has shaped the way we see our home planet, life in space, and our solar system. Thanks to space photography, we can all tag along on missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond! From snapping photos in orbit above our world to capturing images on another, photography has […]

Solving Space: Earthrise

[sp name=’Earthrise’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling the iconic Apollo 8 “Earthrise” image. This photograph was the first shot of the Earth from the Moon captured by the first men to travel there. On Christmas Eve 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 (NASA astronauts Jim Lovell, […]

Solving Space – NASA’s Space Launch System & Orion

[sp name=’SLS’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of NASA’s mighty Space Launch System (SLS). This powerful rocket will launch astronauts to the Moon for the Artemis lunar missions, paving the way for future deep space exploration. Next year, the uncrewed Artemis I mission will […]

Solving Space – Space Shuttle

[sp name=’SpaceShuttle’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of the world’s first reusable spacecraft, NASA’s space shuttle. This unique vehicle had a profound impact on the history of human spaceflight and paved the way for future exploration. While SpaceX is credited with launching the world’s […]

Solving Space – Saturn V

[sp name=’SaturnV’] This fall, we are exploring how space inspires progress. Solve space today by unscrambling this image of a mighty Saturn V rocket. These powerful rockets launched men to the Moon for the Apollo lunar missions, paving the way for future lunar exploration with Artemis. The mighty Saturn V was an Apollo-era rocket, that […]

Pop Quiz: Launch & landing

From launching the first American into orbit to safely returning the first man on the Moon home, rockets and re-entry vehicles have paved the way for more complex human space exploration missions. Test out your knowledge on launch and re-entry vehicles with today’s pop quiz! [wp_quiz id=”51025″]