Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : DVDs : Home Video
The Big Space Shuttle

The Big Space Shuttle

1998 Home Video
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
VHS Price: $14.95
In a superbly organized fashion, this video teaches everyone about the mysteries behind the space program - specifically, the topic of space shuttles. Viewers are treated to the multitude of tasks that are preparatory to the launch. Nothing is excluded, as we visit the astronauts in flight and witness the science experiments on board. The physics involved is reduced to understandable terms, with photos, charts, and animation. We meet the personalities involved, from the astronauts and Mission Control to the skilled technicians who check and recheck every piece of tile on the rocket’s exterior. While many of the segments are visually stimulating for younger children, they will most likely get bored during the explanatory scenes. Older children will be fascinated by the facts and the amount of work that it takes to reach that thrilling countdown. There is also a segment on children at Space Camp, additional inspiration for interested youth. Family viewing is encouraged as adults will find no better introduction to this part of our space program.
Yvonne Coleman   ©1998 Parents' Choice

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Little Mammoth Media

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