Bonus Activity: Cosmic Cartwheels

Your Mission
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.
Balance, Flexibility, Strength, Coordination


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



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.

  • Exercise mat or carpet
Approximately 30 minutes 

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