We know how important it is to encourage kids to be curious, to ask questions, and to appreciate the complexity of life and our surroundings.
So, for kids who really love space: we’ve got a special post for you! No matter what age your children are, it’s never too early to start promoting the love of science!
A fun way to do it is with printables, and today we are exploring space with the coolest SpaceX Rocket coloring pages, so get ready!
What is the SpaceX Crew Dragon Rocket?
The Crew Dragon made history on May 31, 2020, because it was the first time in nearly a decade that NASA astronauts arrived at the ISS, and what’s most exciting is that it began a new era in commercial space travel.
The Crew Dragon is a manned rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, and it thundered away from Earth with two Americans: Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken.
What is the Falcon 9 Rocket?
Falcon 9 is one of the coolest rockets there are, because it’s the world’s first reusable rocket! Not only that, but it’s also reusable, reliable and safe.
As we know, rockets are very expensive! But thanks to the Falcon 9’s reusability, exploring space will become more accessible.
Where can I watch the SpaceX Dragon Launch?
After traveling through space for 19 hours, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon docked at the ISS; the process of docking took a couple of hours, as they had to link things like power between the Dragon and the ISS.
I was so excited to hear we could watch this historical event live right at home! If you missed it or just want to rewatch it, you can watch it as many times as you and your little ones wish to on YouTube.
More ways to learn about space!
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- A good book is an easy start to exploring anything! Astronomy for Kids can be used with or 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!
Cool facts about SpaceX’s first crew launch
Before we get to the free coloring pages, why not learn a bit about SpaceX?
- There will be more rocket launches over the summer that you just can’t miss! Luckily they will be covered via SpaceX’s website.
- This mission is an important step to expand human exploration to deeper space missions, like Mars!
- The last NASA launch happened on 8 July 2011.
- The SpaceX flight is the first time a commercial company has taken humans into space.
- The Crew Dragon capsule doesn’t have any buttons or switches, only large touch screens to control navigate and control the functions.
Get these free SpaceX coloring pages
Encourage their love of outer space with some free space printables. This set features 6 SpaceX coloring pages, including the Dragon Rocket, the Dragon capsule docking at ISS, Dragon rocket’s trajectory from launch to docking, and more!
So get your favorite crayons and colored pencils and start coloring!
Other space crafts and activities kids love:
- Check out these super fun Mars facts for kids
- Get a baby space theme chair to let your little one wonder about space
- You can pretend to be an astronaut with this SpaceX game
- We have so many engaging outer space activities for kids of all ages
- Let an astronaut read a space story for kids without leaving your home
- Try this easy solar system projects to create your own space model
- Find lego spaceship instructions here so you can make your own spaceships too
- Make awesome homemade space playdough with ingredients you already have in your kitchen
- Find the solution to out of this world space mazes
- These space books for kids will make them curious about space!
- Teach your little ones about space with these solar system preschool activities
- Learn all about the moon with these 30+ moon activities
- Have fun with this free and easy space game for kids
- Check out NASA photogallery and see amazing images from outer space with your own eyes
- Kids will love making this sparkly galaxy playdough
- Check out our free printable rocket coloring pages!
- Make your own rocket with this guide to making a balloon rocket!