Human Space Exploration

The first human in space was Yuri Gagarin. Since then, humans have 'walked' in space, set foot on the Moon and lived for long periods in orbit on craft like the International Space Station (ISS). This collection contains images, video and other resources that show how humans have explored space.

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Mission 4: Space Robotics

This DVD lesson from ESA takes a look at aspects of robotics in novel environments which compliment the traditional laboratory or classroom environment. Practical demonstrations performed in space and on Earth introduce and explain several aspects of robotics, specifically robotic movement mechanics, sensors,...

Space Suit Science

This teaching resource is presented in four stages:

Stage One - Finding out about the problem. In stage one pupils find out more about spacesuits, how they work and why people need them to survive. They also find out more about the challenge to test a series of materials to...

Cross-Curricular: History Meets Science

This activity, from the Association for Science Education (ASE) has been developed specifically to deliver science and history teaching through the context of space travel.

Cross-curricular activities strengthen links with other departments in a school, and help students to integrate their scientific...

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