Internships and Opportunities
The Spaceflight and Life Sciences
Training Program (SLSTP)
A competitive six-week summer internship in the fields of biology and engineering.
See SLSTP for an overview of the program.
NASA Student Involvement Program
Hosts student competitions in several categories.
The NASA Institute for Advanced
Concepts offers a student competition with prizes for each Student Fellow
of a total of $9,000 for the Academic year 2005-2006. Download
Gravity Student Opportunity
Student competition for proposing experiments and flying them on NASA's "Vomit
in a Microgravity Environment program (DIME)
Accepts student proposals for conducting experiments on a 2.2 second drop tower.
Settlement Design Contest
Annual contest for 6-12th graders (11-18 years old) from anywhere in the world.
SUCCESS Design Contest
European Space Agency contest for students who can propose an experiment that
could be conducted on board the ISS. You may download the Flyer
or the Poster in PDF format
for further details.
Astro-Venture Helps Students Explore Habitable Planets. Students now have
access to virtual tools that will help them understand the conditions that make
life possible on Earth and how to design a habitable fictional planet.
Effects of Space Flight on
the Human Vestibular System - 24 page educational brief complete with classroom
instructions, details on how to build your own Barany chair, and more. You may
download a printable PDF format
version as well.
This NASAexplores website features an article about plants in space as well as
classroom activities designed for students in grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.
Activities related to plants in space. The modules were developed to reflect
research by FBRP scientist Mary Musgrave. Includes a time-lapsed sequence of
photos of plants grown on the ISS. To go directly to images visit plant
Ask a Space Life Scientist
Fundamental Space Biology Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about space biology or ask a science researcher or spaceflight hardware
engineer a question.
Ask a C. elegans Expert
C. elegans Frequently Asked Questions
Visit this collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions
about the ICE space mission, C. elegans, and space travel.
Vision for Space Exploration
Stay up to date with the latest developments as NASA plots new courses to the
Moon, Mars and Beyond.
NASA Thesaurus Machine
Aided Indexing (MAI)
Fully interactive tool for determining the subject content of documents, and
identifying keywords and terms for various uses.
Free education standard NASA Resources for Teachers of Geology and Biology
Space Agriculture in the Classroom
USDA, NASA, University of Florida program, designed to boost student awareness
of agriculture's role in the space program, and its importance in our economy
An on-line resource for educators and upper level students.
Physiology in Space link
A workbook published by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
Exercise and Aging
Joint product of NASA and the National Institute on Aging with printable PDF
A large collection of NASA educational products.
Provides NASA biographies, live web-casts, FAQ's, and other features.
Exploration Systems Mission
Safe, sustained, affordable, human and robotic exploration of the Moon, Mars
The NASA program that oversees and conducts basic biology research.
of Biological and Physical Research (OBPR)
NASA's strategic enterprise for studying biology and physics in space.
Visit the NASA home page and see what's new at the agency.
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Read more about operations and activities at KSC.
NASA Ames Research Center
Read more about research and facilities at AMES.
ARC Life Sciences
Describes space biology research and activities and NASA Ames Research Center.
Describes outreach and education activities at KSC.
An on-line collection of space life sciences publications and reports.
Collaborative Ukraine Experiment (CUE)
An overview of activities from CUE.
Space Station Biological
Research Project (SSBRP)
Provides an overview of biology habitats being developed for the International
NASA's program to study the origins of life and the search for life elsewhere
in the universe.
Space Agency (ESA) Microgravity Database
An overview of microgravity research being conducted by the ESA.
Non-NASA Science Sites
NASA is not responsible for the content of these sites.
Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics
DNA from the Beginning
- an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity
Cells Alive - a teacher's resource
with graphics and cell animations.
for Kids Learn more about the brain and the nervous system.
Frog Dissection - A virtual activity from the Lawrence Berkeley National
Database - descriptions of many animals and habitats, presented by SeaWorld.
- a student website from National Public Radio.
the Experts - Scientific American experts answer tough questions about biology
and other science topics.
Tree of Life
- demonstrates the diversity of life on Earth.
- A collection of resources and activities related to health and biological science.
Sciences Explorer - a science resource with graphics, animations, and interactive
Newton's Apple -
Internet website for the PBS science show.