Civilians Travel To Space. The future of STEM education. – Imani Ariana

Civilians Travel To Space. The future of STEM education.

It is the perfect time to educate our kids about space! We are living in an era where civilians have started exploring the galaxy. Today, October 13th, 2021, Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chairman of Amazon, launched his first civilian flight, Blue Origin into outer space. 

Onboard the space shuttle was William Shatner, 90 years old actor who played Captain Kirk in the famous space movie Star Trek. William Shatner summed up this experience as ‘indescribable”. Watch the moments captured by MSNBC below.

I am so honored to have witnessed this historic moment and to have written a book which contributed to educating children about space at such a young age. I wrote my first book titled Disco Balls of the Universe when I was 7 years old. It was published when I was 8 years old. Over 2000 children worldwide have been educated about the eight planets of the solar system by reading my book. 

As I watched the lift off, I thought about my third and latest released book, titled Virtual Lift Off. This is also an amazing addition to your child’s book library. Virtual Lift Off teaches about the forces of flight. I now wonder if the forces work the same for the space shuttle, which forces were involved in the lift off, and the difference between the forces of flight on an airplane and space-shuttle? This is an interesting research question other kids might also ask. I cannot wait to share my research with you and I might even write a book about it. Hint! I hope you also share your thoughts with me in the comment section below. 

Engage your kids in this space topic with my Fly to the Galaxy fun science box. This box includes my books, Disco Balls of the Universe and The Virtual Lift Off, along with a led light up glide airplane, a planetarium kit, a planet bracelet, stickers, passport book holder and a book mark. 


I hope to one day explore the galaxy in a space shuttle. Civilian visits to space are a major part of our future. How amazing! Introduce your child to the topic of space with my fun and educational book and science boxes. Grab a copy of my book and other fun gifts I created from my ‘Galaxy Collection’.

 

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