Posts tagged ‘Chris Hadfield’

May 21, 2013

Inspire Kids: Space Oddity

Okay, so I know you’ve already seen this. It’s gone viral, and it’s been in the news. But how could I not add it to my Inspire Kids series? Chris Hadfield has been a wonderful role model for children by creating all sorts of YouTube videos during his five months as commander of Expedition 35 at the International Space Station. I posted one in my Inspire Kids already that I especially like, and you can find more on YouTube.  Both of my sons loved watching this as I’m sure everyone has.

The vocals were really recorded in space! This is his version of David Bowie’s 1969 “Space Oddity.”

He just returned to Earth last week. Thanks for all your hard work, Commander Hadfield.

(If you subscribe to my blog by e-mail, you may have to view this post on the Internet to see the video.)

pink columbines You can view all of our Inspire Kids videos by clicking on the Inspire Kids tag. If my six-year-old likes it, then maybe your children will too!

March 25, 2013

Inspire Kids: Take advice from an astronaut…

This video is very short (2:23 minutes), and it’s probably more appropriate to show to middle schoolers or high schoolers…kids who are starting to seriously think about their futures. (But I did show it to my six-year-old, and he said he liked it.) I want to post it here because you may have older children who could benefit from his advice, and I want to have it available for the future when my boys are trying to decide what they want to do with their lives.

It’s also very inspiring for adults. I hope you enjoy it.

But this video made me think of something I’ve often thought of – how we hear these inspiring words from “successful” people who have “made it.” But what about all the people who have worked their butts off to achieve a dream, and they never made it? And what if they are still inspiring because they have found peace and happiness in their lives? I wish I could read books by and listen to videos by those people. If you know of any, please pass them along…

(If you subscribe to my blog by e-mail, you may have to view this post on the Internet to see the video.)

pink columbines This is a new series I’ve started under the tag “Inspire Kids.”  If my six-year-old likes it, then maybe your children will too!

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