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IF you could de­sign a space­ship, what would it look like? Would it re­sem­ble a fic­tional space­ship such as the USS En­ter­prise in TV se­ries Star Trek? Or would it look like the Mil­len­nium Fal­con, a space­ship in the fic­tional sci- fi movie Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens? Space­ships are one of the “must- haves” on most sci- fi movies and TV se­ries. A lot of fans love to feast their eyes on the unique de­sign and ar­ma­ment on board.

Did you know that one of the first TV se­ries to fea­ture space­ships was Star Trek way back in the 1960s? To­day, view­ers have a va­ri­ety of space­ship- based TV shows such as Bat­tlestar Galac­tica and Star­gate, not for­get­ting movies such as Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy and award- win­ning Grav­ity.

On a more re­al­is­tic note, the Na­tional Aero­nau­tics and Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( NASA) has been or­gan­is­ing space shut­tles into Earth’s or­bit since 1981. The five or­biters ( space shut­tles) – Columbia, Chal­lenger, Dis­cov­ery, At­lantis and En­deav­our – have flown over 130 times, jour­ney­ing 800,000,000km. Isn’t it amaz­ing?

Re­cently, Starchild asked read­ers to sub­mit draw­ings on the topic, My Space­ship. Let’s read what they have to say.

“My space­ship’s name is the Mil­len­nium Star. It can blast as­ter­oids us­ing blaster guns and lasers. In the bed­room, the beds are shaped like the Mil­len­nium Star. My space­ship can bring you any­where, any­time,” writes

seven. “My space­ship has sec­tors for ex­pan­sion. It has bed­rooms, tech­nol­ogy and sci­ence area, bio­di­ver­sity dis­play and el­e­va­tors,” writes

nine. six, wants her space­ship to be shaped like a flower. “Flow­ers are pretty. My space­ship would have many sleep­ing cab­ins to en­able my friends to travel to space to learn about the so­lar sys­tem. It would have a big kitchen so we can en­joy Mum’s cook­ing, too.”

Wu Yang,

Teioh Alexan­der Foo Tsun Tuck,

Clarisse Tan Kai Yi,

Dur­ing re­cess, stu­dents tuck into their favourite food. It can be sand­wiches, cook­ies or buns. What are some of the favourite snacks that you like to eat dur­ing re­cess time? Do you pre­fer home- packed food or do you pre­fer to pick up food sold at the can­teen? Do you usu­ally share your meals with friends? Does Mummy pack fruits in your lunch­box? What about drinks? Share your thoughts on this week’s topic.

All let­ters must in­clude your full name, age ( open to chil­dren aged 12 and below), gen­der, e- mail ad­dress, phone num­ber


and cor­re­spon­dence ad­dress. Please write your name be­hind the draw­ing and the topic,

on the en­ve­lope. All let­ters must reach us by

Send your let­ters to:



March 18. Starchild c/ o Star2 Star Me­dia Group Bhd Me­nara Star, 15 Jalan 16/ 11 46350 Pe­tal­ing Jaya, Se­lan­gor

You can also e- mail your con­tri­bu­tions to star2@ thes­tar. com. my. my.

Please type “STARCHILD” in the sub­ject line of your e- mail. Scanned draw­ing should be in jpeg for­mat, with a res­o­lu­tion of 200 dpi.

Teioh Nuan Ning, 10

Alexan­der Foo Tsun Tuck, 9

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