Space Kids – Space Education for K-12


Welcome to Space Projects and Info’s Space Education for K-12

The aim of the web site is to be your educational guide and help all space kids to learn about all the various aspects of Space.


Osiris-Rex Atlas V PictureNASA’s big mission: Osiris-Rex – asteroid sample return mission was launched in 2016 and arrives at Bennu asteroid in 2018.

Astronomers announced on 24 Aug 2016 the discovery of the closest possible Earth-like planet outside our solar system in the Proxima Centauri system. has been re-designed and its going to take time to get over 500 pages back online. We need your support to let all your friends know about the website. So please spread the word!

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62 years in Space

2019 is the 62nd year of spaceflight. Sputnik started it all. One month after the historic launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union space program launched Sputnik 2 with the first living creature to travel in space, a dog named Laika. Space Dogs were the first living creatures to travel in outer space.


So much has been happened since 1957. Achievements include Apollo 11 moon landings with Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. There have been various stations in orbit including Skylab, Mir and the latest one is the International Space Station which has visited by the Space Shuttle. In the future humans may return to the Moon, visit asteroids and onward to Mars and beyond. No humans have landed on Mars.

Yuri Gagarin was the first man to orbit the earth. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. First spacewalk by Alexei Leonov. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space.

Luna 9 was the first spacecraft to achieve a soft moon landing. Viking 1 was the first lander on Mars. First Space Shuttle launch was on orbiter Columbia.

Solar System

Solar System Mars SpacecraftOur Solar System consists of 8 planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, minor planets, interplanetary dust and other objects. The Sun is closest star to Earth. The 8 planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Asteroid Belt: Region located between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Kuiper Belt includes Pluto. Oort Cloud is further out.

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Great News: New Horizons is the first mission to the explore Pluto and the Kuiper Belt and the mysterious worlds at the edge of our solar system.

Did you know?

Pluto is no longer officially a planet. It is now called a dwarf planet. Pluto was demoted by astronomers so there are now only eight planets.

GRAIL A & B spacecraft renamed “Ebb and Flow.” Congrats to Montana students at Emily Dickinson Elementary School!

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