Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reach for the Stars

Tonight our local library sponsored a program called "Reach for the Stars." It was presented by a man, whose name I do not know, but he is known as "The Astronaut Man." He works for NASA and he designed some of the toilets on the space shuttle! Isn't that exciting?! I wasn't allowed to take pictures during the program. Our son was picked as an "astronaut" for the night. He put on a blue jumper and was standing by during the program with 3 other "astronauts" when The Astronaut Man called for assistance.

Did you know...(according to our son)
... it takes only 8 minutes for the space shuttle to get from the ground through the atmosphere?
... when you orbit the earth in a space shuttle you get to see 26 sunrises a day?
... your juice doesn't need a cup in space?
... they use robots to take pictures, work on the space shuttle, and work on the space station?
... a space shuttle launched today headed to the International Space Station (ISS)?
... the shuttle is carrying a robot and a laboratory to the ISS?
... the shuttle will arrive at the ISS tomorrow?
... going to the bathroom in space is gross?
... NASA launched a robot named Phoenix that will land on Mars in May?

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