Learn without leaving the couch with Kennedy Space Center (VIDEOS)

Mar 24 2020, 3:43 pm

Just because you’re doing your part to contain the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home doesn’t mean that any opportunities for learning have to stop!

There are many ways to enlighten your mind while staying inside, including taking virtual tours of museums and palaces or trekking off-the-grid while remaining indoors.

Now, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is helping people of all ages learn – and have fun doing it – through interactive livestreams.

 

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“Although we are currently closed, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is dedicated to the continued education and inspiration of our guests!” the post states.

The inaugural livestream on March 18 featured explanations and demonstrations of what it is like to live and work in space.

The pages also feature pre-recorded videos.

One video included an educator reading aloud from There’s No Place Like Space!, a children’s book written by Tish Rabe.

Another post features a video with the hashtag #MissionPatchMonday, where a member of the centre’s team discusses the emblem worn by astronauts on the Atlantis mission STS-84.

At the end of the video, viewers were challenged to create their own mission patches and post them in the comments, which promotes a fun interactive element and activity for users, particularly children, to participate in while they’re quarantined with their families at home.

According to a comment posted on their Facebook, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be publishing educational videos each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon.