Does space interest young children? Oh, yes! Just watch their imaginations soar as they learn about rocket ships, astronauts, weightlessness, the moon and the stars.
America's first astronauts were called the Mercury Seven, and they were our first real space heroes. Since they first flew, a lot has happened. Others followed in their footsteps, and some of today's children will follow them in the future.
Those who go to space will experience out of this world things, including the feeling of weightlessness. Maybe, a boy or girl who is growing up right now will fly in, or even help design a new generation of spacecraft to replace our recently retired space shuttles.
Learn a little bit of all of that on this page. There are even a couple of fascinating videos that you'll have fun sharing with a special youngster as you help them learn about space. And, find some ideas for a toy, puzzle, book, or astronaut costume for a space crazy child under eight.