Elon Musk owns SpaceX, a private spaceflight company.
SpaceX planned to send new people to The International Space Station (a space station that literally circles the earth, isn’t that cool!?)
The rocket was scheduled to go out on Wednesday a few weeks ago.
About 15 minutes before they were supposed to launch (the astronauts were literally seat-belted up and ready to go, and the president was there anticipating it!) they called it off due to weather conditions!
Aren’t you glad that you weren’t the one that had to make that decision!? I SURE AM!
Well, they ended up launching on Saturday, and all went well (thank God!)
And it’s become more and more normal to launch people off beyond our planet.
So why am I telling you all this?
Because kids LOVE space! Kids LOVE NASA and SpaceX! Because it’s cool!
Have you noticed it’s actually become a trend to wear NASA shirts?
You’re welcome in advance for the birthday present idea! 😛
So, in honor of that, here are some really cool space/Spanish facts that you can share with you kiddo
The word Luna (moon) is capitalized in Spanish in astronomical contexts.
The name of the spaceship Apollo 11, only has one L in Spanish.
NASA is one of the few acronyms in Spanish written together in capital letters without separations or periods between letters, like most other acronyms. Example: EE.UU (United States).
I plan to teach a little bit about space, astronauts, and rockets in one of our upcoming online lessons.
If your student wants to join and learn about NASA, SpaceX, and all that while learning SPANISH, you can try it out for FREE here.
Hope you have an “outta this world” day (hehe, I had to!)