This site is designed using VRML, a three-dimensional modelling language which allows you to interact with objects in 3 dimensional space. For a free VRML player, try the Cortona VRML client by clicking here. Follow the instructions for downloading and installing the 3-D VRML player.


Click on the desired hot text item which downloads a 3-D space educators' world to your computer for exploration. (Note: A VRML plug-in player for VRML version 1.0 is required to view the space world.)

1. A likeness of a world-famed robot in space. (45.2K)

Why doesn't the above robot (item 1.) require a space suit? What does this tell you about the usefulness of robots in space?

2. Space Shuttle Orbiter (992K)

What is missing in the 3D model of the NASA space shuttle (item 2.) which is essential for the vehicle to survive reentry?

3. Space Station Mir (357K)

4. Sci-Fi Space Station (243K)

Compare the likeness of a famous television science fiction space station (item 4.) with the Russian space station (item 5.) Mir. What is a major difference based on your review of the structure of each space station? List what is alike about the stations and what is different.

5. Shuttle 3D Model (104K)

6. Sci-Fi star shuttle (233K)

Compare the 3D model of the NASA shuttle (item 5.) with the star shuttle craft of science fiction fame. (item 6.) What are the differences in the respective propulsion systems? What other differences are there based on viewing the VRML scenes? What similaries exist between the two space vehicles?

7. Mars Pathfinder robot Sojourner VRML model. Click here for more information about the "little robot that could" go where no human went before.

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Last modified: Thursday, 06-Dec-2001 02:00:00 PM CST

Author: Jerry Woodfill / NASA, Mail Code ER7

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