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01. How Do I Become an Astronaut?

Country Available: Canada

Bob MacDonald

There’s more to astronautics than just floating “weightless” above the earth. Long before they go into space, prospective astronauts require tons of training with equipment that simulates working conditions in microgravity. We visit the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to meet Canadian astronauts training for their flights into space. We tour the international space station, lean how to make dinner on the space shuttle, find out about blasting off and experience the fun of weightlessness. Kids get a taste of this training by going to Space Camp in Montreal, a place where space simulators give the illusion of being in orbit. Out of this world space vacations are not far off!

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2005 Closed Captioned Length: 28 minutes Library Audience:
  • Youth and Adult
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Subjects:
  • Science: Astronomy, Astronautics, Physics
  • Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape
  • DVD
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