Question Sheet: Dreams of Floating in Space


Before reading:

  1. What qualities would you need to become an astronaut?
  2. What are some of the potential dangers you might face when traveling into space?
  3. Some people think it's unnecessary for humans to travel into space. What might serve as alternatives for space exploration?

During reading:

  1. What is another term for the weightlessness astronauts feel while in orbit?
  2. What is the “Vomit Comet”? How did it get such a gross name?
  3. When a space shuttle is in orbit, does it stay still ...

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