Space for kids and adults alike is always an exciting topic!
Human beings have been fascinated by the night skies for thousands of years. The stars have captured people’s imaginations and featured in stories worldwide. The position of the stars has encouraged people throughout history to study the patterns in the sky and make maps to help them navigate at night. By understanding the movement of the planets, people have been able to make accurate calendars.
More recently, mankind has made incredible journeys into space. This is still an exciting time for space travel, with new discoveries every year!
Human beings have been fascinated by the night skies for thousands of years. The stars have captured people’s imaginations and featured in stories worldwide.
A constellation is a group of stars that make a pattern in the sky, like a dot-to-dot picture. Some constellations look like an animal, an object or a person.
Until 1981, the American space rockets could only be used once, which was very expensive!
The first man on the Moon was an American astronaut called Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012), who flew on board the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
A space station is a spacecraft that stays in space and keeps orbiting the Earth. Rockets and shuttles take astronauts and supplies (such as food, fuel or equipment) to the space station and back.