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Agility Astro-Course
September 4, 2012

Mission Question: 

How can you perform a physical activity that will improve your agility, coordination, and speed?

Agility requires quickness, strength, and good balance and coordination. Walking up and down stairs, hiking outdoors and playing tag are some daily activities that require agility.


Crew Member Mission:

Students will:

  • complete an agility course as quickly and as accurately as possible to improve agility, coordination and speed.
  • comment on your agility during this physical experience on your Mission Journal.



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About the Video: NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Kjell Lindgren explain the importance of agility training for spaceflight, while astronaut trainer Yamil Garcia shows you how to set up and use the "Agility Astro-Course."
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These "mission assignments" for students, available in English and Spanish, give detailed instructions for each activity as well as more advanced challenges, related NASA facts and safety guidelines. Educator Guides offer lesson plans, background information, and instructional procedures.
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