Education and Funding Resources in the Planetary Sciences

CT Space Grant Consortium

Images and Data

NASA's Planetary Photojournal
USGS Browse the Solar System
Views of the Solar System
Planetary Data System
Astronomy Picture of the Day
National Space Science Data Center

USGS Spectroscopy Lab
JPL ASTER Spectral Library

Planetary Missions


Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Exploration Rovers
Mars Express
Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor
MESSENGER mission to Mercury
Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan
Ulysses mission exploring the Sun
Stardust will return cometary particles to Earth
Rosetta - will perform the first landing on a comet
SMART-1 orbits the Moon
Hayabusa - asteroid sample return
Venus Express
Voyager - still kicking after three decades!

International Space Station
NASA Shuttle Web
NASA Launch Schedule

Genesis returned solar particles to Earth
Galileo mission to the Jupiter system
Deep Space 1 asteroid flyby
Clementine Mission
Apollo Missions
Mars Pathfinder


NASA Solar System Exploration
NASA Astrobiology Program
NASA Headquarters
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Goddard Space Flight Center
Ames Research Center
Canadian Space Agency
European Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 

Planetary Associations, Organizations and Institutions

Lunar and Planetary Institute
AAS Division of Planetary Sciences
The Meteoritical Society
The Planetary Society
American Geophysical Union - Planetary Sciences Section
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian Institution
Space Studies Board - COMmittee on Planetary and Lunar EXploration
US Geological Survey - Astrogeology Branch
International Space University
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Geological Society of America - Planetary Geology Division
Center for Mars Exploration


Fun Stuff

The Space Calendar
covers space-related daily activities and anniversaries for the coming year with over 500 links. Very highly recommended.

Test your geographic knowledge using satellite imagery, as well as Space Shuttle and aerial photographs with the
Geography from Space Quiz

Extensive Earth and Space Science information with beautiful graphics and cultural context can be found by entering the
Windows to the Universe