United States of America


United States of America

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USA News

  • Mission X Team sends the Fit Kids out from Paris

    Mission X Working Group ready to get the challenge started at the Centre National D'etudes Spatiales in Paris. We are also sending Flat Fit Kids Charlie, Ken, Gabi, Maya, and Simon off on their world journey to get students excited about training like an astronaut!

  • NASA meets Team Colombia

    HRPEO team in Colombia

    The NASA Mission X team came to Comision Colombiana del Espacio to help train more than 45 teachers who will lead Team Colombia. These teachers and community leaders are excited for the future of the challenge in Colombia and their students are already excited about training like astronauts!

  • Welcome to Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut

    Please look around and get an idea of the challenge our students are about to undertake. We are excited to see them explore the intersection of EXERCISE and EXPLORATION. Leave a comment here to cheer them on - and check back frequently to follow their adventures!

  • Southwood Valley Building an Astronaut Core

    Building an Astronaut core was an activity the kids really enjoyed. They liked it because of the competitiveness of testing their physical strength and stamina against their peers. I began the activity by describing the importance of astronauts working out their core muscles for their space missions. They understood the fact that the lack of gravity in space will result in muscular atrophy and thus having strong core muscles is imperative for them. We began the Astronaut Core mission with the pilot plank. Even though if it was slightly difficult for them to maintain the pilot plank position for 30 seconds, the kids were proud of the fact that they keep that position and were telling me with satisfaction that they could feel the burn in their ab muscles. They wanted to have a race on who could hold the position the longest. We started the race but after one minute, most of the kids were no longer holding the proper position and were breathing too hard.

  • South Knoll kids Crew Assembly

    Phew! These kids worked so hard to accomplish the Crew Assembly mission this week. They were all really excited to train like an astronaut and use to work with their equipment (gloves) efficiently, but they soon realized how hard the training actually is! All the teams eventually finished the puzzle, but it took a solid 15-20 minutes. Still, the students weren't discouraged and enjoyed the activity very much. For the counselors, it was pretty entertaining to see how the kids would solve challenges caused by the gloves; some of the kids got pretty creative when trying to pick puzzle pieces off the floor!