NASA.gov Alternatives During the Government Shutdown

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While the American federal government is shut down one of the many casualties is NASA.gov. There are numerous fantastic resources that are now completely inaccessible (except via use of archive.org, which has some problems with the newer homepage) including information on the past and current missions, images, news and astronomy information. This is a massive shame.

Here’s a list of some sites that might be able to help in the meantime.

Images

Astronomy Picture of the Day – http://www.star.ucl.ac.uk/~apod/apod/astropix.html
Hubblesite – http://hubblesite.org/
Space Telescope – http://www.spacetelescope.org/

News

Universe Today – http://www.universetoday.com/
Earth Sky – http://earthsky.org/
Space Ref – http://spaceref.com/

Missions

Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASA_missions
BBC – http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/space_missions

Educational

The Planetary Society – http://planetary.org/
Nine Planets – http://nineplanets.org/
Windows to the Universe – http://www.windows2universe.org/

Other Space Agencies

European Space Agency – http://www.esa.int/ESA
UK Space Agency – http://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency
Russian Federal Space Agency – http://www.roscosmos.ru/

Doubtless there are hundreds of fantastic resources I have missed so please let me know of any in the comments.

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