Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut? Here's your chance--and you don't even have to leave Earth!
Imagine what it's like to travel to space. Write a fictional narrative about this trip. First, you will research what astronauts do and what life in space is like. Here are some questions to guide your research:
How do astronauts prepare for a shuttle launch?
What kinds of things do astronauts do in space?
How do astronauts eat, sleep, and breathe in space?
What do you think astronauts find most exciting about their job? What do you think they find most difficult?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the boxes.
You may use search engines to research other Web sites. Or research astronauts and space exploration at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your story.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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