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Aeronautics, Astronautics

Wilbur and Orville Wright with their second powered
flying machine
, [1904]. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Science Subject Guide

Aerodynamics (Mechanics of Flight) (Science Tracer Bullet)

Aeronautics, Astronautics (Selected Internet Resources)

Aeronautics: A Selected Bibliography -- Books used in preparing Aeronautical and Astronautical Resources of the Library of Congress: A Comprehensive Guide (Science Reference Guide)

Aeronautics, Astronautics (Science Reference Guide)

Aircraft (Science Tracer Bullet)

"Astrobiology: Life in Space," a presentation by Dr. Daniel (Danny) Glavin, Astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

Balloons and Airships (Science Tracer Bullet)

"Beyond Hubble: A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope," a presentation by Dr. Amber Straughn, NASA (Webcast)

Civil War Aeronautics (1861-1865) (Science Reference Guide)

"Cosmology from Ancient Greece to Today," a presentation by Michelle Thaller, astrobiologist and assistant director for science communication at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

"Dawn: A Journey to the Beginning of the Solar System," a presentation by Lucy McFadden, an investigator for the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

"Extraterrestrial Real Estate: Measuring Habitability on Mars with the Curiosity Rover," a presentation by Pamela Conrad, deputy principal investigator for the Mars Science Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

"The Fantastic Voyage of MMS: Understanding Magnetic Storms Throughout the Universe," a presentation by John Dorelli, an astrophysicist at the Geospace Physics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

"Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space," a presentation by Dalia Kirschbaum, a physical scientist from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

"Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Birth of Black Holes," a presentation by Neil Gehrels, an experimental physicist working in gamma-ray astronomy at NASA (Webcast)

"How to Manage a Satellite Going 17 Thousand Miles per Hour," a presentation by NASA Scientist Steven J. Covington telling the story of Landsat 5, which was launched in 1984 for a three-year lifetime and was kept alive for nearly 29 years through ingenuity and luck (Webcast)

"Hubble: A New Beginning," a presentation by Dave Leckrone, astrophysicist with the NASA Hubble Space Program (Webcast)

"Looking Homeward Toward Earth: The Power of Perspective", a presentation by Waleed Abdalati, PhD., NASA (Webcast)

"Magnifying the Universe." - Webcast of a presentation with Jane Rigby, NASA astrophysicist and deputy project scientist for operations for the James Webb Telescope. Demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.

"Mapping the Moon with WALL-E and Children," a presentation by Marci Delaney, PhD., NASA, showing how NASA and WALL-E partner to help students across the country learn how scientists and engineers work together to accomplish robotic missions (Webcast)

"Mapping Water Use from Space," a presentation by Martha Anderson, PhD, speaking about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms. It is used to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops (Webcast)

"Measuring Our Underground Water Supplies from Space," a presentation by Matt Rodell, speaking on research on the measurement and modeling of freshwater availability based on ground and satellite observation (Webcast)

"NASA's Desert Rats (Desert Research and Technology Studies)," a presentation by Jacob Bleacher, PhD (Webcast)

"New Horizons: Journey to Pluto & Beyond," a presentation by Dennis Reuter, an astrophysicist and instrument scientist for the NASA New Horizons mission (Webcast)

"Peering Into the Storm: NASA's Exploration of Hurricanes," a presentation by Dr. Scott A. Braun, research meteorologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md (Webcast)

"Predicting Disease Outbreaks from Space'" a presentation by Assaf Anyamba, PhD., NASA (Webcast)

"A Rare Astronomical Event: Transit of Venus," a presentation by Sten Odenwald, PhD., NASA (Webcast)

Space Based Ornithology: Remote Sensing & Bird Migration (Science Reference Guide)

1957-2007: Sputnik and the Space Race: A Guide to Selected Resources (Science Reference Guide)

Teaching Astronomy (Science Reference Guide) - Replaces Astronomy for Schools

"The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)," a presentation by Stephen Rinehart, astrophysicist and associate chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Webcast)

Why is Pluto no longer a planet? (Everyday Mysteries)

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