Bonus Activity: Cosmic Cartwheels

In microgravity, astronauts love to perform spectacular somersaults. Here on Earth it’s not so easy, but it certainly is fun! To practice your coordination and strength, perform a series of gymnastics moves: the original front roll, the backwards roll and finally the cartwheel.
 
Skills
Balance, Flexibility, Strength, Coordination
 

Note

This activity was originally created for the #TrainLikeanAstronaut Challenges as a part of ESA Education’s Expedition: Home initiative.  

 

Set-up:

Roll out an exercise mat or use carpet for a soft landing. First, practice the Space Rock-n-Roll activity to perfect a front roll. Slowly practice the backwards roll and cartwheel steps, to build up confidence and strength.

 
Equipment
  • Exercise mat or carpet
Time
Approximately 30 minutes 

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