Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.
Flash Post 289!

Flash Post 289!

Button, April 12 marked the 57th anniversary of the first man who ventured into outer space.

Who was he?

His name was Yuri Gagarin and he was Russian. I still remember our family discussing this event for days.

How did he go there?

In a rocket, I would imagine!

What is outer space like?

Well, Button, I know very little about this topic but outer space or just space is the expanse that exists beyond the earth and celestial bodies like stars and galaxies. Space is not completely empty–it’s a vacuum consisting of low density particles, gases like helium and hydrogen, dust particles and cosmic rays, etcetera etcetera. Space has zero gravity which means that, were you to travel to space, you would be floating around. On earth, the force of gravity pins your steps for every step you take and keeps you from flying away. In fact, this force keeps every object grounded thus preventing them from floating around.

What if earth had no force of gravity?

You, me, that chair, the sofas would have been flying around and we’d have to push away the objects coming our way to stop them from crashing into us!

Imagining something like that happening on earth–where we are using our hands and legs to push away objects from coming and hitting us–the idea itself is so hilarious!

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