The stars are twinkling in the Milky Way Galaxy, and the immensity of outer space looks mysterious. Although human beings have infinite imaginations about the galaxy, they are often discouraged by unreachable distances. How much do you want to travel in a spaceship? how bright is the moon during the day? How does astronaut live in space?
On September 25th, Barbara Morgan, the world’s first female teacher in space, NASA’s former astronaut walked into the Kaiwen campus and chatted with the students in the elementary school about the fun living in outer space, and answered relevant questions for the students.
In 2007, as the first "Teacher in Space program" astronaut, NASA's first teacher-astronaut, American elementary school teacher Barbara Morgan entered outer space-flown by "Endeavour". She completed the space mission with the students on the ground.
"The speed of the space shuttle is 28,000 kilometers per hour. If we set out from Kaiwen, It will take only 8 and a half minutes to enter the space." Teacher Barbara vividly explained.
Teacher Barbara also brought precious videos to show how to eat in the space station. Throw a handful of M&M bean, you can eat the floating candy as long as you open your mouth; you must insert the straw before opening the water bag, otherwise the water will flow out automatically, slowly relaxing the tight straw, a big waterdrop will float in the air. Looking at this magical weightlessness, everyone is both curious and excited.
Scientific Q&A session
The students of the elementary school enthusiastically raised many interesting and scientific questions. Barbara answered them one by one, giving students a more comprehensive understanding of the space world.
1. Will the black hole swallow us up?
The cause of black hole formation is still being explored, and black holes do have the power to absorb all light sources, but the earth is very far from the black hole, so we are safe.
2. Does the water taste different in the space?
The taste of the water does not change, but since the water produced in the space station is slightly different each time, it tastes a little different. Sometimes, we added some seasoning crystals to make it into juice.
3. How do you sleep in the space station?
We tied ourselves with sleeping bags and bandages, and we could not use pillows to prevent ourselves or others from getting hurt.
At the end of the event, Barbara said she was glad to be invited to Kaiwen to promote the aerospace knowledge so that students can feel the great achievements of the human space industry. She praised Kaiwen students for their creativity and imagination, encouraged everyone to enjoy science and mathematics, and gave space postcards as gifts.