Outing #15: Making Reservations at ISS
International Space Station, Orbiting Earth
What would it be like to live in space? To find out, the Adventure Whales visited the International Space Station. The, we imagined what it would take to voyage beyond Earth’s orbit to Mars or beyond.
And of course, no tour is complete without a trip to the facilities. I couldn’t find a NASA toilet tour, but luckily their colleagues at the European Space Agency were willing to share.
Bonus: You have to watch this video from OK Go filmed in weightlessness! One of the Adventure Whales suggested it, and the other kids just kept writing, "WOW" in the chat until the end.
What do you think would be the best part of living at the International Space Station? What would be the hardest part?
Would you want to be an astronaut at the International Space Station? Why or Why not?
Would you want to be one of the first astronauts to go to Mars? Why or Why not?
What could we learn from going to Mars that would help us back on Earth?
Of course, one of the first challenges to space travel is getting into space. To do that, we use rockets. Make your own balloon rocket using this simple activity from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Ready to take your balloon rocket to the next level? Make it into a multistage rocket with NASA.
Can’t get enough space tech? Visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to make a DIY cardboard rover to explore Mars when you arrive.
Image credit: Created by Eli Kellett using PicsArt