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NASA astronauts and astronaut trainers show you how to set up and run the Train Like An Astronaut activities.

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About Train Like An Astronaut

NASA has an engaging new program that brings the excitement of space exploration to kids learning to live a healthy lifestyle!

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Featured Classroom Activity: Energy Of An Astronaut

Astronauts need balanced meals to meet their energy and health needs in space. In this hands-on activity, students design a healthy 5-day menu.

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Featured Physical Activity: Crew Assembly

In this activity and video, NASA astronauts and an astronaut trainer show you how to improve dexterity and coordination by assembling a puzzle.

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Physical Activities

Each Train Like an Astronaut physical activity is illustrated in handouts that can be used by individual students or delivered by educators.

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Educational Activities

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities that challenge students to learn more about physical activity and nutrition.

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About the Activities

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    Join NASA in a variety of exciting physical and hands-on activities to encourage students to "Train Like an Astronaut."

    Developed in cooperation with NASA scientists and fitness professionals working directly with astronauts, the Train Like an Astronaut activities are a physical and inquiry-based approach to human health and fitness on Earth and in space. Students can participate in physical activities modeled after the real-life physical requirements of humans traveling in space.

    Using the Train Like an Astronaut activities, you can involve your students in structured, hands-on science activities that relate physical Earth-based needs to the requirements of exploring space. You can also assist students in gaining additional understanding of the science behind nutrition and physical fitness.

    NASA's Train Like an Astronaut project uses the excitement of exploration to challenge students to set physical fitness and research goals, practice physical fitness activities, and research proper nutrition, to enable each child to become our next generation of fit explorers!

    Important! Students should have proper medical clearance on record before participating in any kind of physical activity program.

Let's Move!

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    Train Like An Astronaut is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity and encouraging families across the country to commit to living healthier lives. Living and working in space requires NASA astronauts to be fit and eat right in order to perform at a high level.

    Through the use of the astronaut exercises, children across America can train like an astronaut to reach their personal health goals. NASA supports the First Lady's cause and is excited to contribute to a healthier lifestyle for all Americans.