External Resources

We are always looking for good resources and role models to learn from. We have hand-picked a set of videos, websites and related projects that we think would beuseful to you.

Videos – Be inspired!

An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin

What job is best for a young man who's been a tennis ace, a cross-country traveller, a chemistry nerd and an NFL draftee? How about ... astronaut? Leland Melvin tells the story of the challenges he's accepted and the opportunities he's seized -- and how they led him to the International Space Station and a whole new perspective of life on earth. (Contains mature content)

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6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth | Danielle Wood

Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite. She identifies six technologies developed for space exploration that can contribute to sustainable development across the world -- from observation satellites that provide information to aid organizations to medical research on microgravity that can be used to improve health care on Earth. "Space truly is useful for sustainable development for the benefit of all peoples," Wood says.

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Space tech enabling sustainable development

Professor Danielle Wood leads the new Space Enabled Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, which advances justice by improving designs for complex systems using technology enabled by space. Join this talk to get a sense of how space technologies have developed in the past year and what is already possible with those technologies, right here on earth. Six space technologies already contribute to sustainable development: earth observation, communication, positioning, microgravity research, space spinoff technology, and the inspiration that space brings via astronomy, education and capability building.

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Could the Earth be swallowed by a black hole?

From asteroids capable of destroying entire species to supernovae that could exterminate life on Earth, outer space has no shortage of forces that could wreak havoc on our planet. But there’s something in space that is even more terrifying than any of these -- something that wipes out everything it comes near. Fabio Pacucci examines the probability of Earth being gobbled up by a black hole.

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How far would you have to go to escape gravity?

Every star, black hole, human being, smartphone and atom are all constantly pulling on each other due to one force: gravity. So why don’t we feel pulled in billions of different directions? And is there anywhere in the universe where we'd be free of its pull? Rene Laufer details the inescapability of gravity.

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Why water is really, really weird

Did you know that the water inside you has previously been inside dinosaurs, bacteria, the oceans. Science journalist Alok Jha explains why water is so incredibly weird

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How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic events in the universe. When she lost her sight and was left without a way to do her science, she had a revelatory insight: the light curves she could no longer see could be translated into sound.

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NASA Programs Aims To Prepare Astronauts To Become Space Doctors

NASA and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have teamed up to create a first of-its-kind space simulator to teach astronauts how to deal with medical emergencies, ranging from simple injuries to a heart attack.

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Riccardo Impavido - vincitore Finale Nazionale FameLab Italia 2018

Finale Nazionale FameLab Italia 2018 20 Aprile 2018 Sala Petrassi - Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma National Geographic Festival delle Scienze

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Lorenzo Pizzuti - vincitore FameLab Italia 2016

Finale Nazionale di FameLab Italia 2016, il talent show della scienza dove la scienza viene raccontata in 3 minuti.

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LUCA PERRI - vincitore di FameLab Italia 2015

La finale nazionale di FameLab Italia 2015 si è svolta a Milano presso EXPO 2015 il 9 Maggio 2015.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism. We are a small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

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How does the International Space Station work?

The International Space Station is the largest man-made object in space. It was built in pieces and then launched into space and assembled in orbit. In this video, we'll go over some background about the station and then walk through each module in the order that it was assembled.

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PBS Space Time

Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth with our astrophysicist host: Matthew O’Dowd.

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Physics Girl

Physics Girl is a YouTube channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries. Physics Girl has videos for every atom and eve.

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Space Compilation: Crash Course Kids

Maybe you'd like to just hear about one topic for a while. We understand. Thus, we've created our Compilation Series. In this video, we look at some of our videos about Space. Sabrina talks to us about the Sun, stars, the universe, and how constellations work.

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Top 10 Tips to get a Job in the Space Industry

Want to launch your career in the space industry? Sophie, from the National Space Academy, shares her 10 top tips for a career in the space industry.

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Careers in Earth and Space Sciences

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The goal of AstroBetter is to provide information and tips about streamlining all the things we need to do astronomy well.

UN Sustainable development goals

The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Universe Awareness

Inspiring every child with our wonderful cosmos and introduce children to the idea of global citizenship and tolerance.

Galileo Teacher Training Program

 A unique global effort to empower teachers by developing the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP).

The Kid Should See This

TKSST is a Webby award-winning collection of over 5,000 kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. 

ESA Education

Get upto date with all the latest education news from the European Space Agency.

ESA Kids

Educational resources created by the European Space Agency.

International Astronautical Federation

 the world’s leading space advocacy body with members including space agencies, research institutions, universities, societies, associations, and museums worldwide.


Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity’s ongoing expansion across the final frontier.


A  science news website that provides a  selection of the most interesting news stories about worldwide scientific endeavours in space & exploration, physics, health & brain, environment, and technology.

Compound Interest

take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with easy-to-understand graphics.


Educational resources created by the European Space Agency.


astroEDU makes the best science activities accessible to teachers around the world, with a focus on astronomy, earth and space science activities.

Space Scoop

Space Scoop brings you the latest astronomy news from across the Universe each week. The articles cover all the most exciting cosmic events in a language that’s easy to understand. 


Astrokids is a project for the dissemination of astronomy by the National Institute of Astrophysics, carried out by INAF structures throughout the national territory.

Space Awareness

The project strives to inform children and young adults about current research and issues related to space sciences and the numerous career opportunities offered by space, and to show them that space science can be fun and inspiring.

Space EU

The project strives to inform children and young adults about current research and issues related to space sciences and the numerous career opportunities offered by space, and to show them that space science can be fun and inspiring. 

Space Place

NASA Space Place’s mission is to inspire and enrich upper-elementary-aged kids’ learning of space and Earth science online through fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos.

Space Careers

There is a lack information on the huge number of different career paths into the space sector, but we are working to change that.

Space Service Hub

The digital platform lets you discover several 🛰 applications in different areas of our world.

Europlanet has produced a set of school resources exploring the possibilities of life on the Red Planet.


A one-stop website for educators, parents and students searching for stellar resources which can inspire anyone to explore and investigate the world of STEM.


Find inspiration, resources, methods, and tools for running participatory, dialogue-oriented science communication activities.


We are a Physics & Astronomy platform on social media with over 1 Million+ combined followers! Join us in our journey to explore from Quarks to Quasars!


We are a project increasing the visibility of neurodivergent people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEM-related fields.


CESAR is an educational ESA initiative whose main objective is to engage secondary school students with the wonders of astronomy and, more generally, science and technology.


Explore your options, get experience with the world’s top employers and be confident about your career choices.


When you look at Earth from outer space, our differences of opinion can seem just a little less important. Get a different view with Our Place in Space.


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