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.”
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,
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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