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Tour the Space Station in VR with This Amazing 3D, 360-Degree Video (Harrison Tasoff,

Note: There’s a 360° tour of the ISS on Google Street View, too!



Transportation Modes Ground (Automobile, Train), Sea, Air, Space


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Space Flight (NOVA, PBS/WGBH)
Spaceflight Portal (Wikipedia)


spaceflight : flight beyond the earth’s atmosphere — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Spaceflight (also written space flight) is the act of traveling into or through outer space. Spaceflight can occur with spacecraft which may, or may not, have humans on board. Examples of human spaceflight include the Russian Soyuz program, the U.S. Space shuttle program, as well as the ongoing International Space Station. Examples of unmanned spaceflight include space probes which leave Earth’s orbit, as well as satellites in orbit around Earth, such as communication satellites. These operate either by telerobotic control or are fully autonomous. Spaceflight is used in space exploration, and also in commercial activities like space tourism and satellite telecommunications. Additional non-commercial uses of spaceflight include space observatories, reconnaissance satellites and other earth observation satellites. — Wikipedia

Encyclopedia Astronautica, Britannica


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Outline of Space Exploration (Wikipedia)
Outline of Aerospace (Wikipedia)


Space Technology (Wolfram Alpha)
Aerospace Engineering (Wolfram Alpha)



History of Human Space Flight (Kennedy Space Center)


The Race for Space (Brady Haran)


Kennedy Space Center’s visitor complex offers the full outer space experience, even if you can’t get there yourself (CNBC)
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (YouTube Channel)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library



Educator Resources (Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)


OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



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Become an Astronaut (NASA)
Astronaut (Wikipedia)


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
NASA Aeronautics


NASA, Aviation Week, Popular Science, Scientific American, Phys.Org, Science Daily




National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)







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News from other sources…

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