NASA have greats election of audio files at NASA: Connect > Audi and Ringtones.
My Year 7/8 students selected then edited these in Audacity to create loops for a soundscape to accompany the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
NASA Videos are available at Apollo 11 HD Videos.
NASA has a handy service so you can know ‘when to look up’ and see the International Space Station.
- Head on over to spotthestation.nasa.gov
- Clock the ‘Sign up for alerts’ button.
- Select your country, state / region and city. As a proud South Australian I was limited to four somewhat peculiar choices: Adelaide, Leigh Creek, Peterborough and Woomera. Hopefully your country’s selections aren’t quite so geographically puzzling!
- The next screen offers Email or SMS but the SMS services are restricted – I think – to the USA.
- Finally review your information, agree to two conditions and you’re almost done.
- NASA will send a confirmation email your way. Click the confirmation link, enter the info and you’ll now recieve a notification when the ISS is observable from your location.
Happy ISS viewing!
This is a must watch black and white video made up of thousandsof photos taken by the Cassini space probe. It’s evocative and moving, whilst being serenely contemplative. And although sound travels in a vacuum only in SciFi movies, if there is a Music of the Spheres soundtrackyou can channel on your next Saturn flybythis’s will be it.