This weekend the International Space Station passed over my city, and the whole family, dog included, tromped over to the park with telescope in hand to watch it orbit over our heads. The sky was dark, and from the horizon line, what looked like a really bright shooting star sped through the sky. Watching it, it was crazy to imagine that people were on that star eating and working and sleeping while they hurdle around the planet. What an amazing world we live in!
Our kids asked a lot of questions about the space station after it was over, and we didn't have all of the answers (I love you, Google). In our internet search, we found "story time in space"! These are videos of astronauts reading children's books while on the International Space Station. Brilliant! If you would like to see more, check out their website: storytimefromspace.com.