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Space Travel

This page contains links to space travel websites, including astronauts, civilian space travel, International Space Station, space travel history, space agencies, and space ships. These links are provided by Sea and Sky as a courtesy to our visitors in an attempt to make these resources easy to find and use. By clicking on the links below, you will leave the Sea and Sky site. Sea and Sky is not responsible for the content of these external sites. Problems with these external links should be reported to the Sea and Sky administrator.

  • Association of Space Explorers
    As the only professional association for space fliers, ASE supports the advancement of space exploration by providing opportunities for communication among space professionals at the international level.

  • The Astronauts Memorial Foundation
    Honors and memorializes those astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program by sponsoring the national Space Mirror Memorial, and by implementing innovative educational technology programs.

  • Mercury 13 - The Women of the Mercury Era
    Learn the story of the 25 women, narrowed down to 13, who participated in and passed the very same physical and psychological tests that determined the original astronauts.

  • NASA Astronaut Biographies
    Provides biographical information the members of the space flight crews and candidates for future missions in NASA's manned space flight program.

  • Mars One
    Mars One hopes to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Crews of four will depart every two years, starting in 2024. Our first unmanned mission will be launched in 2018.

  • The Mars Society
    The Mars Society aims to further the exploration and settlement of the planet Mars through public outreach, support for government-funded Mars research and exploration, and private-enterprise Mars exploration and settlement

  • The National Space Society
    The National Space Society has a vision of people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

  • Space Adventures
    Space Adventures' vision is to open space flight and the space frontier to private citizens by arranging flights to space for more people than have made the journey since the dawn of the Space Age.

  • The X Prize Foundation
    The X PRIZE Foundation mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible.

  • NASA's International Space Station Page
    This is NASA's official page for the International Space Station, featuring crew and mission information, articles, news, images, and video.

  • ESA's International Space Station Page
    This is the official page of the European Space Agency (ESA) for the International Space Station, featuring information, articles, and news.

  • ISS Tracker
    This interactive online application allows you to track the current location of the International Space Station on a map. It shows the latitude, longitude, altitude, and speed of the station.

  • Space Station Photo Gallery
    This is a searchable ISS database featuring thousands of videos and high resolution images. You can search by mission and event.

  • Blue Origin
    Blue Origin is a privately funded aerospace company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. The company is developing technologies to enable private human access to space with the goal of dramatically lower cost and increased reliability.

  • Interorbital Systems
    An American aerospace company based in Mojave, California. It was founded in 1996 by Roderick and Randa Milliron, who also co-founded Trans Lunar Research.

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
    Developer of space systems and hybrid rocket technologies and creator of the Dream Chaser, a winged and piloted orbital commercial spacecraft.

  • SpaceX
    SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

  • Virgin Galactic
    As the world's first commercial space company, Virgin Galactic is working to developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists, suborbital launches for space science missions, and orbital launches of small satellites.

  • Encyclopedia Astrononautica
    Encyclopedia Astronautics is a huge searchable database of space history, including rockets, spacecraft,launch vehicles, astronauts, cosmonauts, space flights, engines, and more.

  • NASA History Program Office
    The NASA History Program Office was first established in 1959 (a year after NASA itself was formed) and has continued to document and preserve the agency's remarkable history through a variety of products.

  • NASA Project Mercury Home Page
    NASA's official home page for the Mercury program, featuring mission information, history, interactive features, image archives, and video archives.

  • NASA Project Gemini Home Page
    NASA's official home page for the Gemini program, featuring mission information, history, interactive features, image archives, and video archives.

  • NASA Project Apollo Home Page
    NASA's official home page for the Apollo program, featuring mission information, history, interactive features, image archives, and video archives.

  • NASA Project Skylab Home Page
    NASA's official home page for the Skylab program, featuring mission information, history, interactive features, image archives, and video archives.

  • NASA Space Shuttle Home Page
    NASA's official home page for the Space Shuttle program, featuring mission information, history, interactive features, image archives, and video archives.

  • Italian Space Agency (ASI)
    The Italian Space Agency was founded in 1988. Its purpose was to coordinate all of Italy's efforts and investments in the space sector that had begun in the 1960s.

  • United Kingdom Space Agency
    The UK Space Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space.

  • Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
    Established in March 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians.

  • Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
    Founded in 1961, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe.

  • European Space Agency (ESA)
    The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. It's mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Official home page for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Their mission is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    Official home page for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). They are responsible for research, technology development and launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions such as asteroid exploration and possible human exploration of the Moon.

  • Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
    The missions of ROSA are to promote and coordinate development and national efforts in the field, and, as a Government representative, to promote international cooperation.

  • NASA's New Space Launch System (SLS)
    The U.S. Space Launch System, or SLS, will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond Earth orbit. It also will back up commercial and international partner transportation services to the International Space Station.

  • Northrup Grumman's Omega Rocket
    The Omega rocket is a launch vehicle in development by Northrop Grumman as an NSSL replacement program intended for national security and commercial satellites.

  • Space X Dragon Launch Vehicle
    The Falcon 9 is one of the first commercial launch vehicles. It provides breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch.

  • United Launch Alliance Launch Vehicle Information
    Information about the Atlas and Delta launch vehicles from the United Launch Alliance (ULA).