G. Imagine you are interviewing an astronaut about his/her experiences in space. Select a partner to be an astronaut and present the interview as a role-play in front of the class.
"Interviewing an astronaut"
You : We are lucky to welcome you sir. I would like to ask you a few questions.
Astronaut: Thank you. It'll be my pleasure to answer your questions.
You: What is the view like from space?
Astronaut: The first time you look out the window once you're in space,
I think the reaction of every astronaut is the same; first there's a huge gap.
It goes 'AW, Vow!' You just can't believe what you're looking at.
I was amazed at the blackness of space. It was a darker, richer colour than I had ever seen before.
You: What are the best views of Earth from space?
Astronaut: I always loved passing over Egypt. To see the Nile River the bright green path way cutting through the centre of Egypt was just spectacular.
You see the blue water of the Mediterranean and the brown desert areas.
This contrast between, green and bright blue was just breath taking and, because I had been there on Earth, it was extra special for me to see from space.
You: What's the in - flight food and entertainment like on a space craft?
Astronaut: The food is not good, but its not horrible. I think the most popular entertainment for astronauts is looking out the window. I love sitting near the window and just watching the Earth go by.
You: Do you think space is the future of travel?
Astronaut: Space tourism is definitely coming and we're very close to it.
I think there's going to be a long line of people who want to get in on that.
The more people that can get up to space to look back at planet Earth,
I think the better off we're all going to be.
I wanted everybody to see the perspective that I just had.