Epic Space Rescues

Many movies tell about amazing rescues in space, but what do you know about real ones? The video highlights the epic rescues that are non-fiction. From astronauts having their oxygen tanks explode to rescuing a damaged space craft and telescopes, these stories introduce real heroes of science.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm movies and books about space disasters and discuss if they were realistic
  • Explain why astronauts wear a heart rate monitor so often and for long periods of time
Classroom Considerations

  • Comment section allows anyone to post anything they want and should be avoided in the classroom

  • Offers a link to a more in-depth video for those wishing to extend learning
  • Provides subtitles for the benefit of those with auditory processing disorders

  • None
Common Core