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Nine of the Best Space Websites

CSA's Youtube page listing astronaut Chris Hadfield's many interesing videos.
Stream of NASA TV
Video direct from the space station.
Find out when it'll next fly over your house or school. Another one at www.isstracker.com
Space website, good for finding when the ISS will pass over. Needs a login ID though.
Near realtime info on the Sun from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
Very up to date website with NASA info and info on astronaut sitings too
Streams NASA TV and has past programmes available to download

Cheesy name but some good materials on this website

NASA and other National Space Agency Websites

NASA Presskits, lots and lots of info on all things NASA!
Lots of factsheets!
NASA Humans In Space mainpage. Links to Shuttle section, ISS section and Constellation section (Constellation is the 'going back to the Moon' program name).
Main Kennedy Space Centre page, for shuttle info, launches, landings etc
Various webcams from around the Kennedy site
NASA 'Behind the Scenes' website
Biography index of all (bar one) NASA astronauts
Information & pictures of what each of the patches represent
NASA's set of Soloar System lithographs, check out page 2 each time as they contain loads of useful information and educational resource suggestions.
NASA's Planetary Data System page for information on the planets (fairly basic)
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre page for information on the planets (much more detail)
NASA based history of the Mir space station. Pictures, video, diagrams...
NASA spaceflight news site
NEWER IMAGES Human Spaceflight Gallery, more recent human spaceflight. With a link to even more NASA galleries! Here's more NASA Images
NASA Archive of STS missions. Pictures, video, info...
Technical diagrams for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Mir, Shuttle and more
Japanese Space Agency website. First HDTV images of the Moon.
European HST website, lots of great resources

Space Mission Webpages

The James Webb Space Telescope is to be Hubble's replacement after 2013. Take a look at its progress here.
NASA's Keplar mission to find Earth size habitable planets. There is information on Johannes Kepler and other PowerPoint files in the education section.
Information explaining the gold disc aboard the Voyager probes containing a message to aliens.
NASA's STEREO Mission mainpage. I worked on education resources for this mission our the 'Space Observatories at School' project. The 'learning center' page is (education resources). With more education resources.
Mainpage for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers. Here are Image resources and videos.

Private Space Companies

Book a place on the Kennedy Space Centre teacher training programme!
Book a flight?!
Professor Stephen Hawking's website is very interesting, especially the glossary and the section written by him on his disability.

Milton Keynes (UK) based indoor skydiving company. Arrange a trip for sixth form Mechanics Students to learn about gravity, air resistance and Newtons Laws.

Space Education Websites

Sun|Trek website, lots of classroom resources based on the Sun and the SOHO mission.
The Faulkes telescope website, now schools can signup for FREE sessions to use the telescopes.
The best, and free, Stellarium planetarium software for windows
ESA has produced International Space Station themed educational materials. Lots of interactive features for various subject areas. They're surprisingly good too! Maths page.

Here's the mainpage for NASA Education.

NASA Space Maths problems. Loads of great activities here.

Here's the mainpage for NASA Space Place, another NASA education site.

Comprehensive guide to mechanics behind spaceflight by NASA JPL. Includes questions, images and lots more besides.

Some nice engineering projects to try with students.

Excellent Moon Hoax Debunking site
Another great Moon Hoax Debunking site. Bad Astronomy mainpage.
A friend of a friends website with lots of great 'flash' science demonstrations spanning the Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Technology curriculums.
Good site for teaching Astronomy GCSE

All Others

This museum, in Titusville, Florida has the largest & most concise collection of space memorabilia from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo & STS era's that I've ever seen. Very well worth a visit whilst you're on the Space Coast.
Info on Russian plans to go to Mars

Imagine Mars website, more Mars based educational resources. Aimed more at KS2-3 than KS3-4 but the 'Mars Info Central' page is good.

Nice general space-info education website

Wikipedia pages with fastfacts on:

Best website for space news, people at KSC use this one too. NASA videos available for download if you pay to subscribe. (Don't pay, get them free from Space Multimedia, see below)
Space Shuttle info. This is the parent page with lots more links .