We had a great day at The Space Centre on Friday 21 November. Our visit included going into a real planetarium to watch a funny and interesting film called ‘Astronaut’.
We saw two real rockets! If you pressed a button, lights and steam come out and it looked like it’s blasting off!
Each group went into a full sized space pod. This was a real space pod and had thousands of different switches that controlled all sorts of different parts of the ship. How confusing would that be if you were the astronaut living inside?
The exhibition included a Weather Pod, which helps you forecast the weather!
A huge part of the Centre is dedicated to all the different planets and moons in the Solar System. We saw a real piece of the moon! There was a tub of water with a model Saturn showing how Saturn would float in water. A huge telescope showed where Pluto is and how at small it is in comparison to the others planets. There was also a sand pit that looked like Mars!
Some of us were lucky enough to experience the Shuttle Flight Simulator. I am going to again to make sure I get a go next time!
We were amazed at the different sizes of space suits and some were even little baby suits that were like astronauts. The most interesting suit was from Russia, which was made for the first dog in space - Laika!
By Oliver and Olivia (Year 4)
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