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Explore Outer Space

From sky gazing to space activities: These classes keep abreast of what is happening off-planet Earth. From human activities like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and others, to the James Webb Space Telescope capturing stunning images millions of miles away, to the occupation of the moon and Mars, including planets further afield. Updates on Nasa’s exploration of the Solar System, including the joint Artemis program, China’s space station, planned hotels in space and the latest International Space Station news. We will discover all the countries supporting space projects or launching rockets into space.

Each class is new content.

Date: Apr 8, 2023

All the planets in our solar system orbit the sun in the same direction, counterclockwise when viewed from above the sun’s north pole. This is known as prograde motion.

The inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, are known as terrestrial planets because they are mostly composed of rock and metal. The outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, are known as gas giants because they are mostly composed of gas and ice.

13 May 2023

People and activities are building our future in Outer Space.

Starting with the colonization of the Moon.

Under the Artemis program, humanity will explore regions of the Moon never visited before, uniting people around the unknown, the never seen, and the once impossible. We will return to the Moon robotically next year, send astronauts to the surface in 2025, and build a long-term presence on the Moon by the end of the decade.