One of the most exciting things about living in Brevard County, Florida is being able to proudly proclaim that we live on the Spacecoast of Florida - home of Cape Canaveral and the United States Space Shuttle.
In recognition of my love of nature and NASA, I have compiled this quiz about Critters that have been to space:
1) What species of arachnid (spider) spent some time on the International Space Station? Answer
2) This is the same type of spider that played a starring role in what popular children's book?Answer
3) What species of butterfly made the journey with them? Answer
4) What sort of larval host plant could be used by this butterfly? Answer
5) What kind of insect was sent along to feed the arachnids? Answer
For more information about the results of taking these critters to space, read this article.
To teach your kids a lot more about our space program, visit NASA Kids' Club
And to learn more about our friendly neighborhood insects, click here.
Here's a cute video of a spider crawling across a lens when someone was filming the space shuttle.