Response to text: Living The Dream (NASA)

Living the Dream

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  1. What does NASA stand for?


  1. a) North American Space Association  
  2. b) National Aeronautical & Space Association
  3. c) National American Sports Association
  4. d) No Aliens Seen Anywhere


  1. What is Mana Vautier’s job at NASA? 


  1. a) Astronaut Engineer b) Aeronautics Agent
  2. c) Aeronautic Engineer  d) Aeronautics Agent


  1. What caused the space shuttle Columbia to crash in February 2003?


  1. a) was not flown correctly b) damage to right wing
  2. c) damage to left wing d) nobody knows


  1. Describe what the word international means when we talk about the International Space Station:


→ International means  Open to all countries.


  1. True or False: The International Space Station is 500km above the Earth’s surface.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. How many times does the International Space Station circle the Earth every day?


  1. a) One time b) Four times
  2. c) Twelve times d) Eighteen times


  1. Explain why the International Space Station has to withstand extreme temperature changes?


→ The Iss has to withstand extreme temperature changes because the Iss moves from Earth’s shadow to the warmth of the sun.


  1. What are the 5 steps to becoming a NASA Astronaut?
  1.  First you have to be a United States Citizen and have a degree in science, Technology, Engineering in maths. 
  2.  Next  you will go through several rounds of interviews and medical checks.
  3.  Then you will go through 2 years of basic astronaut training that involves how to fly jet planes and survival training.
  4. If you pass you will wait because it could be a few years before your first mission.
  5.   If you are selected for a mission you will go through a final round of training and then congratulations you are an astronaut.


  1. What kinds of things do you think humans will do in space in the future?


→  I think that we will be able to go to mars and maybe explore other planets.

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