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Voyage through the Solar System

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Project Description

New toolkit of hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities based on NASA's continuing pursuit of human exploration of the Moon and Mars and a mobile app that launches users further into the solar system. Physical and digital resources will be shared to leverage  local partnerships to engage diverse audiences and support at home STEM learning beyond museum walls.


Physical kits will be distributed to 350 eligible institutions. Digital materials will also be freely available. 

How to Apply for a Physical Kit

Project Timeline

  • 2021 - 2023: Activity development, prototyping, and testing
  • 2022: DIY Sun Science App launches
  • 2023: March -  physical kit application opens
  • 2023: May 15 -  physical kit application deadline
  • 2023: June - kit award notifications
  • 2023: Summer - physical kits distributed
  • 2023: Summer - digital kit available online
  • 2023: November 1 - partners who received a kit it are required to submit an online report

  • 2023: DIY Solar Science App launches
  • 2024: Implementation continues

Project Partners

The project is led by the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY

Project team members and advisors include:

  • Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Berkeley, CA 
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Emily Maletz Graphic Design, Portland, OR
  • Swift Creek Media, Raleigh, NC
  • Yellow Cow Consulting, San Francisco, CA

Partnerships include:

  • NASA STEM Engagement
  • NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate 
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate
  • NASA Museum & Informal Education Alliance 


This material is based upon work supported by NASA under award number 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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