A few days ago, the entire 4th and 5th grade went to NASA for the day. We were divided into groups, and we got to explore NASA. I got to be with my best friends Jamie, Zoe, and Evie. I think that it was an amazing experience, even though I had been there before. This time, I got to cherish a day at NASA with my friends. I hope that I will remember this day forever.
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I enjoyed looking at many artifacts, and animals while exploring NASA. First, I went on a tour that takes you around NASA. On the tour, we saw alligators, herons, and many other creatures, because NASA is also a wildlife sanctuary. The bus stopped at a museum, and I got to see a giant rocket! It was one of the most incredible things that I have ever seen! Then, when we went back to our bus and ate lunch. After lunch, I saw an Imax movie about the Hubble Telescope. Next, I went on a simulator that was supposed to make me feel like I was going into space. Then, I looked at an Angry Birds Space area, and went to the rocket gardens. Lastly, I went to the gift shop, left NASA, and started to head home.
I had a lot of memorable moments at NASA. My favorite part was seeing the Imax movie about the Hubble because I learned so many facts about space, stars, and solar systems from it. I thought that the video was amazing because it showed many beautiful pictures taken by the Hubble, and because it was in 3D. My second favorite part was the simulator because it actually made me feel like I was in a rocket lifting off, and going into space. I also enjoyed the tour because I learned many new facts in a very fun way. I loved the rocket gardens because it was beautiful. When I went to the Angry Birds area, I only got to be there for a little while, so I was a little disappointed.
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As much fun as NASA was, I still learned many interesting facts. On the bus tour, I learned that the NASA building is the largest one story building in the world. I also learned that the flag, on the structure, is the largest hand-made/painted flag in the world. During the tour, the guide said that there were over 1,300 hidden cameras at NASA. At the Imax movie, I learned about this one red star that had a bunch of baby stars and baby solar systems in it. They were called tadpoles, and they were beautiful. Scientists believe that what I just mentioned was how our solar system started. These were some of the many things that I learned.
The next time I come to NASA, I want to go explore more. I want to take it a step further. For example, there are three Imax movies. Instead of seeing one of the three, I can see two or all of three of them and learn more. This was one of the most wonderful experiences that I have ever had. I enjoyed it so much, and I learned twice as much as I normally do. I DO recommend NASA to anyone who is interested in space, and anyone who is out there who doesn’t believe in the word impossible because, how do you think man got to the moon? I will tell you how, they didn’t believe in the impossible. Have you ever been to NASA? Do you want to go to the Kennedy Space Center (NASA)? If you have gone to NASA, what did you do?