Talk to your kids about…
Courage is an important characteristic for the men and women who face the unknown and travel into space. What other careers would demand this same quality? What situations may require a show of bravery?
What stereotypical portrayals do we see in this film?
What challenges does Ham III experience while trying to live up to his grandfather’s heritage?
Dogs, monkeys and mice have all played a vital role in space exploration. Their involvement in the program allowed scientists to prepare for human flight. For information on these animal astronauts, visit NASA’s historical page at http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/F_Animals_in_Space_9-12.html.