A person who weighs 50 pounds here on Earth would weigh only 8.3 pounds on the moon!



Find your way through this Space Maze!


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FICTION


How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills
Afraid he will always be an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help while his class is studying the solar system.

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Taking up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator.

L5: Behind the Moon by Steve Tracy
Amelia, a young Earth girl in a wheelchair, joins her father at a colony behind the moon and becomes embroiled in a life-threatening mystery.

The Doom Machine: A Novel by Mark Teague
When a spaceship lands in the small town of Vern Hollow in 1956, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim, studious Isadora Shumway form an unexpected alliance as they try to keep a group of extraterrestrials from stealing eccentric Uncle Bud's space travel machine.

NON-FICTION


Atlas of the Universe by Mark A. Garlick
Look at the planets, constellations, and galaxies in outer space using topographical maps, constellation charts, cutaway views, time lines and diagrams.

Team Moon : How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
With lots of direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, and using official NASA records and photos, learn the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing.

Star Spotters: Telescopes and Observatories
How fast does light travel through space? How does an optical telescope work? Why is radio astronomy so important? What is X-ray astronomy? How can I go star spotting? Learn this and more!

Space Probes: Exploring Beyond Earth
For almost 50 years humans have been sending probes into space. Learn what a space probe is, what planets have been explored, what a rover is, and what future missions are planned.



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NON-FICTION


Asteroids, Meteors and Comets by Josepha Sherman
Describes asteroids, meteors, and comets, including their histories, their compositions, and their roles in the solar system.

The Universe by Seymour Simon
Lots of great photographs of nebulas, galaxies, and sundry deep-space phenomena with text covering a range of space topics from the Big Bang to quasars.

The Mysterious Universe : Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson
Follow the High-Z Supernova Search Team to a Hawaiian volcano, where they will study space phenomena, and look for black holes and the effects of dark energy, the mysterious force that scientists believe is pushing the universe apart.

MOVIES


Space Chimps [DVD]
Ham III, grandson of the first chimp astronaut, becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the fearless Lt. Luna and their uptight commander Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from an evil dictator.



NASA Kids Club
Play the online Solar System Game at NASA Kids Club! Then, check out all the other activities at NASA Kids Club's home page.

World Book@NASA
Fine great World Book articles about all kinds of space topics, right here!