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Snapshots of the NASA Space Place website throughout the years.

Previous versions of this site. The most recent version was launched in February 2016.


Launched in 1998, 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. With material in both English and Spanish and resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone.


This site is produced for NASA's Science Mission Directorate by the NASA Space Place team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Responsible NASA Official: Kristen Erickson

JPL Public Engagement Manager: Alice Wessen

Program Lead: Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Web Development Team

Producer/Editor/Writer: Jessica Stoller-Conrad

Designer/Illustrator: Alexander Novati

Game/Web Developer: Kyle Mansfield

Writer: Alexandra Hederstrom

Commercial Product Disclaimer

Occasionally, information on a particular product that demonstrates how NASA-developed technology has been put into use may be included on a NASA web site. Any such mention of a commercial product on this web site should not be regarded as an endorsement or recommendation by NASA.

article last updated January 17, 2024
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