May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the brightest minds
in America to land a man on the Moon and return him safely. That speech
and resulting space program inspired many of our nation's youth to
pursue science and math careers.
launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes
place on the first Thursday of each May, has evolved into a massive
grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits
and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The ultimate
goal is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education
by nurturing young peoples' enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe
and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today's space
Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and the Fairfax
Network present a special Electronic Lesson to celebrate Space
Day 2005—Return to the Moon. This special satellite
broadcast, for students in grades 4-8, will air from 12-12:45 p.m.
You must register
You can also view
some nifty project ideas, including the Design
This is the official Web site for all Space Day activities and educational
programs. The Web site is “mission control” for all Space
Day activities and contains many links and educational resources for
students and teachers.