Surveyor 1 was the first of seven U.S. missions to the moon that preceded Apollo. Its objectives were to soft land on the moon and collect information on the lunar regolith. This first Surveyor spacecraft carried only a television camera system; later missions carried additional instruments.
No surprise that there are a lot of fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series at NASA - and in space. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti did a reading in 2015 - and check out the Expedition 42 poster!
At last month's White House Science Fair, inventor Jacob Leggette suggested that the President should have a kid science advisor. The President loved the idea - and wants to hear from kids what they think is important in science, technology, and innovation.
Over 1,400 professionals at more than 700 U.S. museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, Challenger Centers, observatories, parks, libraries, camps, and youth-serving organizations are partners in the Museum Alliance. More>
NASA's Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers, Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC+) aligns with NASA and Federal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education goals. More>
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