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NASA Kids' Club

Interested in space? Current news on Space Shuttle missions, info on space technology, history, and space related activities for children.

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What is sound?

A basic explanation of sound: what it is, how it travels, how you characterise sounds (frequency, wavelegth and intensity) and how they are made.

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Introduction to sound

The basics of sound waves, including really useful animations of how sound travels

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History of Space Science and Astronomy

The History of Space Science and Astronomy includes a huge amount of information on: The Millennium - A Space and Astronomy Timeline; Man-in-Space Firsts ; Space Factoids

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Why do sound waves transmit farther at night?

A simple explanation of why sound travels long distances at night. There are some attractive graphics.

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Space.com

Covers a large amount of information on space and space related topics - both recent news and archive.

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Space Day

Includes a vast amount of information regarding space, space exploration and associated topics.

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Challenging the Space Frontier

Explore the stories of three exciting space missions: "Friendship 7" - John Glenn Orbits the Earth; "Apollo 11" - First Moon Landing and "STS-7" - First American Woman in Space.

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Bending sound, the weird path of sound in the ocean

Read about how sound travels in the ocean, the SoFAR channel and one experiment to test how far could you hear a sound underwater.

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Space Dogs - Meet the canine heroes of the Soviet space programme

A detailed look at the role dogs played in the exploration of space in the Soviet space programme.

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