UNITED STATES NASA has announced that it is seeking new astronauts. Find out what you need to apply! (Washington Post) Do you really need five reasons why it’s awesome to be an astronaut? Here they are, in any case! (And it doesn’t even count having your poop become shooting stars!) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Learn more … Continue reading NASA Wants YOU!
SCIENCE What will happen to Astronaut Scott Kelly’s body during his year in space? With a nod to Leonardo, NASA diagrams it for us. (NASA) Do you really need to ask why astronauts are awesome? Well, here are 5 Reasons Why to get you started. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas First, a little background: … Continue reading What Happens to Astronaut Poop? Look to the Skies!
SCIENCE The European Space Agency is asking people to choose a name for British astronaut Tim Peake’s next mission to the International Space Station. (BBC) Any name is going to have a hard time topping this. Discussion Ideas The European Space Agency (ESA) competition to name Tim Peake’s mission is open to citizens or residents of all ESA member states. (Take a look here for … Continue reading Astronaut Wants Our Help!
SCIENCE The Tears of an Astronaut In space, no one can hear you scream. But can they hear you cry? In this new video, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates the physics of tears in space. Discussion Ideas: The final words spoken by Chris Hadfield, the astronaut in the video, are “It’s gravity.” Actually, it’s surface tension in zero-gravity! Can students explain how a lack … Continue reading The Tears of an Astronaut