Space Exploration

To The Stars And Beyond


I remember looking at the stars every night as a child with my father who was fascinated by Astronomy. His love of the stars rolled off into a passion of mine and as an adult there will always be moments where I look up at night, am mesmerized by the beauty of the dark, glittering sky and bright moon and am literally lost in space. I have imagined, sometimes, what it would be like to be an astronaut.

Imagine that – being an astronaut. Being out there in the deep void of space where there is so much that can be explored. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon on July 20,1969. His famous line,  “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” will always be remembered. The moon was finally explored. After that many more people opted to become astronauts although qualifying to become one is not the easiest of tasks. The basic requirements for an Astronaut Pilot include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, or mathematics. You will get even further if you have an advanced degree.

Astronaut Health

Astronauts have to worry about certain health issues when they are up in space. Having a healthy intake of Vitamin D is important in helping them with good eyesight and bone health. Astronauts suffer from bone loss in the weightless environment of outer space as it is not the bones’ duties anymore to support the body against gravity. Also, according to findings published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, research from NASA suggest that EPA, found in Omega-3 fatty acids may protect against bone loss during flight. Authority Reports is your go-to site for information on the best Omega-3 supplement with the highest EPA ratio on the market as well as great reviews on other health supplements too.

Childhood Dreams

When I was a preschool teacher, my favorite topic, when teaching the children, was outer space. It was always the topic, besides dinosaurs, that hooked them the most and captured their complete interest. After learning the “planet song” they would then choose a planet they liked the most and would spend much time drawing it, coloring it in and adding stars around it with glitter. We even had space as our theme for a whole term and planets hung from the ceiling while a big spaceship lay in the corner which they had  made out of cardboard. “What do you want to be when you’re older?” I would ask them, and the majority said “Astronauts!!”

Mandy Kester, is a freelance writer that has written for many blogs and online magazines like Elle.

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