‘NASA at Home’ Offers Virtual Tours, Story Time With an Astronaut, and More

published Apr 26, 2020
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Calling science enthusiasts of all ages! NASA has launched a new initiative called NASA at Home, which gathers online resources like virtual tours, apps, podcasts, activities, and lesson plans in one convenient place. Tour the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station, check out the view from the pilot’s seat of a NASA aircraft, and more.

“We know people everywhere, especially students, are looking for ways to get out of the house without leaving their house,” said Bettina Inclán, associate administrator for NASA’s Office of Communications, in a press release

“NASA has a way for them to look to the skies and see themselves in space with their feet planted safely on the ground, but their imaginations are free to explore everywhere we go. We’ve put that information at their fingertips. We hope everyone takes a few moments to explore NASA at Home.”

There’s a section of NASA at Home geared toward kids, with activities broken down by grade level and ranging from coloring book pages and a slime recipe to articles breaking down the answers to questions like, “What is a back hole?” and, for that matter, “What is NASA?”

For citizen scientists, there are several apps that let you help NASA gather and sort data (similar to this coral-identification game, also from NASA).

In addition to all these resources, NASA at Home will feature special events, like Instagram Live story time with astronaut Christina Koch each weekday at 4 p.m. ET (tune in here). NASA Television will also run special programming from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on weekdays.

Follow #NASAatHome on Twitter and Instagram to hear about other events and offerings as they’re announced.