On Saturday 18th May 2013, my family and I went to the national space centre. When we got there my dad and mum paid for tickets whilst me and my 2 brothers were excitedly looking around. We could see amazing things such as astroids, the satellite from space and planets. When we got to the main entrance we explored some more and we read lots of information about outer space and about the milky way. Did you know that the solar system has over 200 billion stars, it’s made up of other galaxies and it’s almost as old as the Universe?
The second place we went to was where we had to do a mission to launch on to 1 of the moons of the planet Jupiter named Euthopa to see if there was any form of life on it. Euthopa is an icy and water is inside the moon. Did you know that there is more water on Euthopa then on Earth?
Then we did lots of fun tasks about space. There was a space crane system game to see if you would be a good cranesman and I got the highscore. After doing all of the tasks me and my family had lunch.
After Lunch, my family and I went to this place called Sir Patrick Moore planterium and he made a presentation named we are Aliens which was narrated by Rupert Grint. It was a presentation about if there was life on planets. It was shown across the whole room. That was the best part there.
When we finished the first floor, all of us went to the third floor and there was lots of more information about Russia be cause they had a kind of a fight with the americans so on the third floor it was about the Russians making Laika the russian dog go into space. Sadly when Laika was coming back to Earth she died so then the Russians sent Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin to space so they could be the first country to lift a man up into space. When they suceeded, they knew that the americans were planning something and they were. They sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin on July 20th, 1969 to walk on the moon.
When we looked at everything on the 3rd floor then we went to the 4th floor. On that floor it was about the americans. They sent Ham the Chimpanzee into space. Sadly Ham died but he had died peacfully. After learning all fo that information about space, my family and I went home.