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Space Race: Web Resources

An introduction to the Space Race of the 1960s.

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Check out these resources for more information about the history of space exploration and current advancements. 

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JFK in History: Space Program
Multimedia related to President Kennedy's support of the space program.

Johnson Space Center
Johnson Space Center was designed as the command center for the U.S. manned space exploration program.

Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center manages the launch operation facilities for NASA's space exploration program.

Marshall Space Flight Center
The Marshall Space Flight Center was dedicated on Septermber 8, 1960 to support NASA's mission of space exploration.

NASA
NASA's website features a vast array of content on the history of space exploration, current projects, Earth science, and technology. 

NASA on YouTube
NASA Television's YouTube Channel. 

Space.com
News articles on astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight and related technologies.

Space Race Exhibition (Smithsonian Institute)
Online exhibit hosted by the National Air and Space Museum.

Timeline: Women in Space (NPR)
Historical timeline of the advances made by women in the space program.

We Choose the Moon
Interactive recreation of the historic Apollo XI moon landing in 1969 which includes audio transmissions, video clips, and photo galleries.  Hosted by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Women in Space: NPR Talk of the Nation | 32 minutes
NPR program regarding women in the early space program.  Guests: Margaret Rhea Seddon, M.D., former NASA Astronaut; Assistant Chief Medical Officer, The Vanderbilt Medical Group, Nashville, Tennessee.  Stephanie Nolan, Author, Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race (2003, Four Walls Eight Windows); Foreign affairs reporter, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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