“To Infinity & Beyond”
Games that let you play in space

A collection by Sparticl
11 Resources
Fly to Mars

Fly to Mars

Can you land this spacecraft on Mars? Watch the positions of Earth and Mars as they orbit the sun, then hit "Launch" to fire your engines. Hint: Timing is everything! More...

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BrainPOP
Rosetta Mission: Can You Land on a Comet?

Rosetta Mission: Can You Land on a Comet?

Landing a spacecraft on a spinning comet — that's what the European Space Agency's ambitious Rosetta Mission is trying to do. Play along with this game. More...

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BBC
Are We Alone?: The Drake Equation

Are We Alone?: The Drake Equation

What are the odds of intelligent life beyond our solar system? Play this game to take a closer look at the formula Frank Drake created in 1961 to help us answer that question. More...

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BrainPOP
‘8 Planets and a Dwarf’ Sudoku

‘8 Planets and a Dwarf’ Sudoku

Love puzzles? This online Sudoku-like puzzle involves all the planets of the solar system, plus Pluto. Featuring 5 levels, you can start with “very easy” and work your way up to “extra challenging.” More...

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Windows to the Universe
Cool Cosmos

Cool Cosmos

Those brainy people at Cal Tech have assembled a boatload of space slider puzzles to test your abilities. Choose your level and take the challenge. Good luck! More...

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ipac
Lunar Cycle Challenge

Lunar Cycle Challenge

Your mission: Match the phase of the moon to its correct position in the lunar cycle. Challenge yourself to complete all three levels. Accepted? More...

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AAAS
Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Just like the real lunar lander, this game version is hard to control and land. Can you avoid the boulder field and make a soft landing before you run out of fuel? More...

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PhET
Quest for a Comet

Quest for a Comet

Comets are a huge source of the interplanetary dust that scatters light and creates zodiacal light and gegenschein. In this game, you’ll join the robotic Rosetta mission to land on and study a comet. More...

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NASA
Play Solar Tricktionary!

Play Solar Tricktionary!

Can you pick the correct definition from a batch of crazy ones in this quiz game? Hint: A solar wind is NOT what happens when the Sun eats too many beans! More...

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NASA
How’s Your Infrared Concentration?

How’s Your Infrared Concentration?

This game tests how well you remember what you see, by showing you awesome images from cutting-edge telescopes, particularly the Spitzer Space Telescope. More...

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NASA
Shoot a Cannonball into Orbit!

Shoot a Cannonball into Orbit!

Fire away! Isaac Newton’s imaginary cannon will show you the difference between escape velocity and slower velocities that put something into orbit. More...

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NASA