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Liftoff

 
 

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Type: Win/Mac CD-ROM
Win OS: XP - Windows 8
Mac OS: up to Intel Mac 10.6.x Snow Leopard, OSX-HTML school version only
Ages: 9 and up
Grade: 4 and up






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Experience the excitement of space! Liftoff is a set of three compelling, hands-on space adventures. Learn about the history and future of space exploration. Take a virtual tour of the space shuttle. And train to fly a shuttle in the astronaut-training simulator. Liftoff is Part 1 of the Space Simulation Series.

HISTORY OF SPACE EXPLORATION

  • An overview of the history of space exploration--from the first rockets to the International Space Station and beyond
  • Meet some of the people who led the way into space
  • Find out about Canada's role in space exploration
  • Discover some of the benefits of the space program right here on Earth
  • Learn about space careers and space imaging
  • Timeline extending from the 17th century to 2014

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE

  • Take a guided tour through the world's first reusable space vehicle
  • Learn about the shuttle's many parts and how they work together
  • View hundreds of photos, videos, and 3D animations of the shuttle in action
  • Try out a number of engaging, hands-on activities

ASTRONAUT TRAINING

  • In the Launch Simulator, train to launch the space shuttle and take it into orbit
  • As the shuttle commander, the success of the mission depends on you--are you up to the challenge?
  • Talk to Mission Control, solve problems, and deal with emergencies
  • Feel the power of the launch!
  • In the 3D Crew Area, roam in weightlessness through the shuttle's flight deck and crew compartment



Minimum System Requirements:

Windows:

Windows XP - Windows 8
Web Browser -- One of the following
- Netscape 4.0 or greater
- Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater
- AOL 4.0 or greater
16-bit color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution
Sound Card
Headphones or external speakers recommended
8x CD-ROM or faster recommended
Mac:

up to Intel Mac 10.6.x Snow Leopard
Web Browser -- One of the following
- Netscape 4.0 or greater
- Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater
- AOL 4.0 or greater
16-bit color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution
Sound Card
Headphones or external speakers recommended
8x CD-ROM or faster recommended
  
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