Ever since the SpaceX Dragon docked on the International Space Station, my kids have had so many questions about anything related to space. What gravity is, for example, has been a hot topic of conversation around here.
That’s why I was so excited to learn that NASA has educational programming all summer long. Kids — and adults — everywhere will love learning more about space from the astronauts and scientists!
How to Watch NASA Live
Technology has made so many cool things possible, including seeing what astronauts in space are up to in real time. With NASA Live, we can now watch just about everything the space program is up to: launches, landings, spacewalks, and in-flight events.
The NASA Live programming features more than just the astronauts aboard the International Space Station too (although that alone is reason to tune in!)
The programming also includes convos with engineers and scientists. Over the summer, we can tune in and learn all about the upcoming Mars Rover launch, for example.
We can also watch as ISS Commander Chris Cassidy, along with NASA astronaut Bob Behnken, take a spacewalk on June 26 starting at 7:35 a.m. Eastern — I know my kids are going to be in total awe when they see that!
When there isn’t live program or event scheduled, NASA also offers regular programming. That programming features all sorts of fun science and technology facts as well as pretty awe-inspiring views from space. The streaming broadcast also features interviews with experts. In other words: if your kids love space, you’re going to want to tune into NASA Live this summer.
- An easy start to exploring anything is a good book! Astronomy for Kids can be used without a telescope to help your children develop a love of space.
- If your soon-to-be astrophysicist is ready for the next step in exploring the sky, check out this fantastic Beginner Telescope, available on Amazon!
- A fun, rocket-fuel-free experiment for you and your kids to learn about launching rockets? Check out this DIY Rocket Experiment that uses water power to launch!