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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Two of the shuttle astronauts will have an overnight campout tonight! They will spend the night in the Quest airlock to get them ready for tomorrow's space walk.
NASA says, "there won’t be a tent and there won’t be mosquitoes. But there will be s’mores, sleeping bags and some roughin’ it -- among the stars, not under them."
Astronauts Bowen and Good will spend the night in the closet-size Quest Airlock. The “camp out” will test procedures that could shorten the time it takes to prepare for future spacewalks.
Have you ever gone on a campout? Have you slept in a tent? Did you like it?
When we go to Alaska next month, we will do a lot of camping. I can't wait!
Here are some fun activities for you to do:
Would like to read some cool books about camping? Check out these books from your library:
Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide by Lynn Brunelle
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Photo of Quest airlock courtesy NASA.