If you like Basics of Space Flight, you will also like NASA/JPL's Basics of Radio Astronomy, which is another down-to-Earth workbook on an out-of-this-world subject.

And for the younger audience, be sure to visit The Space Place site at JPL, a cool place where kids can explore and do spacey things.


Here are a few selected links related to interplanetary space flight. Some appear elsewhere in Basics of Space Flight, and some do not.


More Space Flight Basics

Orbital Mechanics and Propulsion (including the math)

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Cambridge Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics

Physical Sciences

Waves: Interference, Superposition, Doppler, and more

Galileo and Einstein

Modern Physics

The two resources above are the extensive course notes of Michael Fowler, Commonwealth Professor, University of Virginia.


Relativity Tutorial

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements

Physical Sciences Information Gateway


NASA Space Mathematics

Kepler's Three Laws

Mathematics of Satellite Motion



NASA - The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory


JPL's Missions





Institutions of Interest

The Space Telescope Science Institute

he Keck Observatory



The U.S. National Air and Space Museum

The Lewis Center for Educational Research

The Solar System

The Solar System Simulator from JPL

Views of the Solar System

The Nine Planets, which includes . . .

The Sun

The Planet Mercury

The Planet Venus

The Planet Earth

The Planet Mars

The Planet Jupiter

The Planet Saturn

The Planet Uranus

The Planet Neptune

The Planet Pluto

Uranus's moon Miranda

The Asteroid 951 Gaspra


Tour of the universe's evolution

Understanding Space

The Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics


Download and build a scale model of a spacecraft

DSN Telecommunications Progress Reports

Basic Astronomical Terms from SEDS

Physical Constants and Astronomical Data from Caltech

Mission and Spacecraft Library

Small Satellite Home Page, maintained by the Center for Satellite Engineering Research.



SpaceLink from NASA

Brian Robert's Space Hotlist

Heavens Above - When and where to view earth orbiter


Educational Links

Astroweb - A vast number of astronomy sites organized by category

Educator Resources

Space Science Education Resource Directory

NASA JPL Education Resources

NASA AMES Educational Resources

NASA GSFC Educational Programs K-12

Astronomy & Science For Kids


The Space Place from JPL

Astronomy For Kids

Starchild - A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

EurekAlert! - Science Reporting for Kids

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Imagine the Universe - Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum (GSFC)

What Are Those Squiggly Lines? - Using Light to Learn About the Universe

The Electromagnetic Spectrum (Univ of Tennessee) - lots of material + interactive java applets

Electromagnetic Particles and Waves (Univ of Colorado)

Astronomy Experiments and Activities

Eyes on the Sky Feet on the Ground - Hands on Astronomy Activities For Kids

CERES Project Educational Activities

X-ray Astronomy

Chandra Education Resources

High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center

Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer Learning Center

Ultraviolet Astronomy

The Center For EUV Astrophysics - Science Education

Visible Astronomy

Education at Hubble's Space Telescope Science Institute

Infrared Astronomy

Infrared Astronomy (IPAC)

2MASS Public Outreach and Education

Live from the Stratosphere - Kuiper Airborne Observatory

SOFIA's (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) Education Page


Radio Astronomy

A Radio Astronomy Tutorial - Haystack Observatory

National Radio Astronomy Observatory



Copyright 2005 -  S. B. EglI