The International Space Station

Here are some fun videos made by the Commander of the ISS a couple of years ago.  In this video he sings a David Bowie song which is perfect for life in the International Space Station, so high above Earth.  Enjoy it. 🙂

Here are some science clips showing you what life is like in space – with no gravity!  Ordinary things are certainly different.

Eating Lunch on the Space Station:

 

Space Exploration

This week we are learning more about Space Exploration.  We have learnt about the first man on the moon – which was 50 years ago in 1969.  Now we want to learn more about the Space Race which is happening right now – how scientists are working right now on the ISS (The International Space Station) and how Space Science is being used to develop new technologies to make our lives on Earth easier.

20 THINGS WE WOULDN’T HAVE WITHOUT SPACE TRAVEL 

These photos show you the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts working on a space walk, the Hubble Telescope and the Space Shuttle when it launched the Hubble Telescope into space in 1990.

International Space Station (ISS)

Hubble Space Telescope

Repairing the Hubble Telescope in Space


THE MODERN SPACE RACE:

China and India have joined the race to explore the Moon (with robotics and lunar vehicles – not people).  China landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon this year in January and India has a spacecraft on its way there right now.  

INDIA’S MOON ORBITOR

CHINA’S LANDING ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON

and, of course, the United States is committed to exploring Mars too.

Enjoy finding out all about this exciting field of scientific discovery!

Mrs Veary 😎

 

 

 

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