Astronaut Visitor

Astronaut, Kevin Ford started off by sharing some fun videos of his explorations on the International Space Station from two years ago.

Once that grabbed the students’ attention, he went on to explain that his journey to be an astronaut didn’t happen right away.

“Thank you for applying to be an astronaut, we certainly regretted having to inform you that you are not selected for the program,” explained Ford.

But Ford urged the kids to never give up on their dreams.

“Fourth time I applied, I finally got selected to be an astronaut. My lesson from this was, if you want to still be that thing, you keep after it,” said Ford.

He then continued on, explaining zero-gravity workouts, shaving in space, and how it only takes nine minutes to break the Earth’s atmosphere.

The last time students had contact with him was while he was aboard the International Space Station two years ago.

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