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Space Program History

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NASA Educational Materials
Search for lessons, video clips, posters, and more. Searches can be narrowed by grade, type, and career.

Human Space Flight
Investigate the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo-Soyez, and Space Shuttle space flight missions and the Skylab, Shuttle-Mir, and International Space Station programs.

Smithsonian Education - Students - Walking on the Moon
This site is devoted to the Apollo 11 Mission.

Technical Diagrams and Drawings
An evolving series of diagrams for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The diagrams should be especially interesting and useful for modelers and other space enthusiasts who want to see "blueprints" of various U.S. piloted spacecraft. 

Apollo 13: Houston, We've Got A Problem
A NASA documentary (28:11 min) of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission in 1972. Includes the onboard explosion and efforts by the ground crew and flight crew to troubleshoot the malfunction and design and implement contingency procedures to bring the crippled spacecraft home