An astronaut’s view of the Earth

Will ordinary people one day be able to travel in space?

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  1. What skills do you think you need to become an astronaut? List as many as you can think of, then research real astronaut training online and see how close you were.
  2. Imagine you were an alien whose only knowledge of the Earth came from travelling in orbit and seeing cities from space. Write a letter back to your home planet explaining the impression you have of the planet and its inhabitants.