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Space Exploration Gifts

National Geographic Space Exploration Kit
National Geographic Space Exploration Kit
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Category: Kids/Toys and Games/All Toys

Blast off on a mission to explore outer space and the objects in it with a wide array of cosmic experiments. Launch three types of rockets using balloons and chemical reactions to learn about rocket propulsion. Build a telescope and star map to investigate the stars and constellations. Assemble a model of the solar system and learn about the planets that share it. Find out how Earth's rotation creates day and night, how Earth's axis and revolution around the sun cause the seasons, and how the moon's rotation around Earth gives us the phases of the moon. See for yourself how meteorites formed the craters on the moon. Make a moon flipbook and a moon calendar, and find the man in the moon. Model lunar and solar eclipses. Build a sundial and a solar collector to experiment with the sun. Grasp a comet's tail and learn how meteoroids become falling stars. See how the universe is expanding with a simple model.


$34.95
Space DVD Collection
Space DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Delve deeper with our Space DVD set, which includes several of our most popular space exploration DVDs: Hubble’s Amazing Universe, Inside the Milky Way, Asteroids: Deadly Impact, Journey to an Alien Moon, and Monster Black Holes.


$39.95
Destination Space DVD Exclusive
Destination Space DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Cross the threshold of the final frontier as mankind embarks on the greatest adventure of all time: space travel. From heroic space pioneers to modern-day cliff-hanger missions, it's a thrilling look at humanity's quest to conquer space. Be there with astronaut Michael Foale as he survives a harrowing orbital collision onboard the Russian space station Mir. Relive the triumphs and tragedies of space exploration, and see how Cold War adversaries are now combining their expertise in projects like the floating Sea Launch platform.


$19.95
Space Vacation DVD-R
Space Vacation DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Long description.


$19.95
$12.99
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Softcover
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Softcover
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Category: Books/Science and Space

In the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminates the solar system’s workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark energy."


$24.95
Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space
Imagine living on the moon. What would you eat? Where and how would you make your home? Written by a former NASA mission controller with firsthand knowledge of the space program, this intriguing book combines a vivid description of humankind's race to the moon with a detailed vision of the moon as our next frontier. Dyson packs lots of moon science into this futuristic vision, presenting kids with key facts in many fields—from geology to engineering to astronautics. Actual images of the moon from NASA's extensive files are paired throughout with imaginative yet accurate artistic renditions of how a moon colony might look. And four fun, hands-on activities make even the most difficult concepts easy for kids to grasp.
$18.95
Space Encyclopedia
Space Encyclopedia
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.


$24.95
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
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Category: Books/Science and Space

Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world's largest showplace of aviation history, this Autobiography headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best. Spectacular photography and fascinating backstage glimpses show off the jaw-dropping collection, including well-known and beloved artifacts like Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module, as well as rare treasures not displayed to the public. For aircraft and spaceflight enthusiasts, for readers interested in science and technology, and for all who admire the civil and military legacy of aviation, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography is a welcome adventure.


$40.00
National Geographic Angry Birds Space
National Geographic Angry Birds Space
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

It's one small step for birds, one giant leap for birdkind...


$13.95
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Hardcover
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Science and Space

This large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope, from its launch to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope.


A wealth of astonishing images leads us to the very edge of known space, setting the stage for the new James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2013.


$50.00
Ultimate Space: Into the Cosmos DVD Collection
Ultimate Space: Into the Cosmos DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

National Geographic journeys to the depths of outer space to reveal stunning, up-close images of our mysterious solar system. This 3-disc set features Inside the Milky Way, Most Powerful Stars, Stellar Storms, Hubble’s Amazing Universe, Comets, and Cosmic Fury.


$34.95
National Geographic Exploring Space Special Issue
National Geographic Exploring Space Special Issue
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Category: Magazines/National Geographic Magazine

Exploring Space takes readers on a three-stage journey through the universe. Here on Earth, a host of private companies will soon offer sub-orbital tourist flights and ferry runs to the International Space Station. Next, orbiting platforms throughout the solar system monitor the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Saturn, beaming back astonishingly high-definition images and new findings about our neighboring worlds. Finally, searches continue among the stars for answers to the beginning of the universe and for Earth-like planets that may support life. A unique illustrated timeline, created especially for this special issue, highlights developments from the first telescope to the latest discoveries. In compelling original stories, astonishing pictures and innovative graphics, the issue offers an exciting look at the new frontiers of space.


$10.99
National Geographic Explorer Backpack - Large
National Geographic Explorer Backpack - Large
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Category: Member Products
Bags that combine the ergonomics and packing options serious hikers need often leave much to be desired when it comes to packing delicate camera equipment, and many camera bags aren't trail ready. The National Geographic Explorer Backpack is the ideal solution for those who consider cameras and accessories essential trail gear.
$398.00
$299.99
Land & Space Beginner's Telescope
Land & Space Beginner's Telescope
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Category: Gear & Gadgets/Telescopes and Microscopes

Our Land & Space telescope provides just enough features to get hooked on astronomy. The 70-mm lens delivers bright, color-correct images, while two interchangeable eyepieces plus a 3X Barlow lens offer four levels of magnification power (15X, 45X, 75X, and 225X). A 45° eyepiece prism correctly orients the image, unlike the upside-down images seen through most family telescopes, making the Land & Space great as a wildlife-spotting scope as well. The lightweight aluminum tripod and locking altazimuth mount are both simple to set up and move as you navigate the stars.


$125.00
$79.99
National Geographic Laser Pegs: Space
National Geographic Laser Pegs: Space
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Category: Kids/Toys and Games/All Toys

Explore the final frontier with this clever new building kit from National Geographic and Laser Pegs. There are two dozen models to choose from, or let your imagination soar to the stars and engineer spaceships and robots of your own design. Clear building blocks pair with special LED-enabled blocks that send colored light throughout the model when it’s attached to the power base. Build fantastic creations like a star cruiser or otherworldly stalker, as well as NASA-inspired models like a space shuttle carrier or shuttle and gantry.


$59.95
Epic Rivalry - Hardcover
Epic Rivalry - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Science and Space

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they personified an almost unimaginable feat—the incredibly complex task of sending humans safely to another celestial body. This extraordinary odyssey, which grew from the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, was galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957.


$28.00
$4.99
Five Years on Mars DVD
Five Years on Mars DVD
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

When the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity touched down on Mars in 2004, they weren't expected to last long—perhaps 90 days, or six months at most. But 90 days stretched into five years, and a short-term science mission searching for evidence of water has turned into one of the greatest adventures of the Space Age. The rovers have trekked miles across hostile plains, climbed mountains, ventured in and out of deep craters, survived dust storms and mechanical failures, and cheated death so often that no one will venture a guess as to how much longer they might last.


$24.95
Phantom Quest DVD Exclusive
Phantom Quest DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Meet the scientists of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, who monitor the radiowaves of deep space and learn why they agree that life as we know it can exist in many places in the universe.


$19.95
$3.99
Wonders of the Universe DVD Collection
Wonders of the Universe DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Journey into the depths of outer space in this five-disc voyage throughout the cosmos. Explore the galactic effects of black holes, relive the excitement of the first lunar landing with never-before-seen spectacular images of the moon and Earth, and transport yourself to the corners of the universe using breath-taking CGI technology and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.


$39.95
Known Universe Season Two DVD-R Set
Known Universe Season Two DVD-R Set
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Known Universe explores some of the most fascinating mysteries of our universe. From the search for alien life and killer asteroids to sun storms and massive volcanoes, Known Universe illuminates the latest research with “you are there” computer animations and dramatic time-lapse sequences.


$29.95
$19.99
Known Universe Season Three DVD-R Set
Known Universe Season Three DVD-R Set
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Known Universe Season Three journeys to the farthest reaches of the universe to explore the most powerful stars, to study the biggest cosmic blasts and to examine how the newest technologies can help humans build for the future and survive the dangers of space.


$39.95
$24.99
Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
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Category: Books/Science and Space

Buzz Aldrin writes with the passion of a man who has traveled to the moon. In this National Geographic book, he sees humans on Mars in the 2030s and boldly advocates continuing exploration of our solar system at a time when America stands at a critical crossroads in its space program. He outlines past triumphs, analyzes recent setbacks, and cheers us on to greater accomplishments, with a message that will ignite a new wave of support and participation across the country for a renewed and ambitious space program. Our journeys into space can once more capture the imagination of new generations of scientists, engineers, astronauts, and the general public.


$26.00
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
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Category: Books/Science and Space

The updated companion book to Carl Sagan's Cosmos, returning to television in March 2014 as an all-new miniseries on the National Geographic Channel and Fox networks, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson


$15.00
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transports viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale.


$49.98
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Blu-ray
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Blu-ray
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transports viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale.


$59.98
Clone DVD Exclusive
Clone DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

Explore the miraculous potential and frightening possibilities of genetic cloning as National Geographic's cameras reveal the history, controversy, and cutting-edge developments of a scientific breakthrough capable of literally changing the destiny of the human race. Witness the remarkable effects of the cloning revolution, from frozen zoos to super chickens to companies that offer DNA copyright for celebrities. Explore the "brave new world" of the emerging human cloning industry that some welcome as a godsend and others denounce as playing God. Experience the moving personal stories of people desperately awaiting the life-or-death benefits of "spare parts" and reproductive cloning. From ethical dilemmas to science-fiction scenarios, it's a thought-provoking look at the ultimate technological Pandora's box.


$19.95
Inside the Milky Way DVD
Inside the Milky Way DVD
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way.


$24.95
Known Universe: The Most Explosive DVD Exclusive
Known Universe: The Most Explosive DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Scientists believe that our universe started with a colossal explosion called the Big Bang. That powerful blast created all the matter in the universe and laid the groundwork for every explosion since. From exploding stars to asteroid impacts, Known Universe: The Most Explosive deconstructs some of the biggest explosions in the universe with unforgettable CGI and slow-motion footage. Even a devastating earthquake would be tiny compared to what would happen if an asteroid six miles across slammed into Las Vegas. In spectacularly realistic CGI, experience the impact and its blistering shockwave. Discover how scientists have devised strategies to harness the sun's explosive power to divert dangerous meteorites from slamming into the Earth.


$19.95
Known Universe: The Biggest & Smallest DVD Exclusive
Known Universe: The Biggest & Smallest DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

From the enormous universe in which we exist to tiny atoms that make up the building blocks of everything around us, size matters when it comes to understanding the cosmos. Starting with our solar system, National Geographic explores the true meaning of the words "big" and "small". Our neighborhood of planets may seem vast but compared to the size of our Milky Way galaxy, our solar system is really tiny. And our galaxy is only one of about 100 billion galaxies in the cosmos. But every giant object in our expansive universe is made of tiny bits of matter—the atom—which is a universe within itself on a minute scale. Peer into the atomic world where scientists are using nanotechnology to develop lifesaving cures and ingenious inventions.


$19.95
Hubble's Amazing Universe DVD-R
Hubble's Amazing Universe DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Responsible for unlocking many mysteries of the final frontier, the most renowned telescope in the world is in danger of being lost forever. The Hubble Space Telescope has explored the creation of stars and planets, the glory of supernovas and the formation of super massive black holes, charted dark matter and changed forever our understanding of reality itself. Now, it's spiraling toward the Earth, and astronauts are embarking on a dangerous mission to fix it.


$19.95