Aerospace Badge - Author Shawn Naticcioni          Back to Junior Programs

Complete all of these activities:
1) Find out what is was like to fly before 1950. You might want to get information about early aircraft, barnstorming, Amelia Earhart, flying during the world wars. Check out the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum online ( Share what you find out with others.
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2) Visit an aerospace museum. Make a list of at least four new things you learned as a result of your visit. ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

3) Make and fly your own kite. Experiment with it to find out which winds are best and how to make the kite fly better. (

4) What is NASA? Check it out online at ( Write for materials that will help you learn about the U.S. space program: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 20546.

5) Find out about the women who have become astronauts (make notes below). As a group create a display about women in the astronaut program. ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

6) Astronauts or space colonists must do daily tasks and routines very differently when they are in space. With some friends, think of the any things that you would have to consider when designing a space station (a spaceship that orbits around the earth like a satellite and on which a crew can live for long periods of time). How do people live, eat, sleep, bathe, and work? What do they do for entertainment? Make a drawing of a space station that would meet the needs of its residents.

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