Learn More: Why Space?
We have learned a lot about why astronauts explore space. It provides them with the ability to make observations that can help us understand our planet better and it gives them the opportunity to do experiments that might not be possible on Earth. Are you curious about all those different experiments and missions that astronauts are currently working on?
Here are some great resources to help you learn more about current space exploration:
This link provides a lot of good information about Rockets that are currently being used to send NASA’s astronauts into space or for future space travel:
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets and NASA future Space Launch System (SLS) rockets. https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html
We mentioned mission Artemis briefly during our video, but if you would like to learn more about the mission watch the video below and take look at the website dedicated to mission Artemis:
Human space travel: Artemis project to send people and the first women to the Moon this decade. https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/
Learn more about Future human space travel to Mars:
Orion spacecraft on SLS rockets, gateway habitat.: https://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/science/goal4/
Suggested Space Book list:
The International Space Station: by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley (Author), True Kelley (Illustrator)
The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space: An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison (The Girls Who Could) (Volume 2) by Maya Cointreau
Look to the Starsby Buzz Aldrin
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (Author), Laura Freeman
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet By Buzz Aldrin, with Marianne J. Dyson
Chasing Space By Leland Melvin