Do you ever look at the night sky? I do. I love to see the t winkling lights and think about how our home, planet Earth, fits into the picture. Earth is part of an amazing system called the solar system. Read about it in "Connections."
Most of us look at the sky from the ground, but astronaut Rick Arnold gets to travel to the stars. I got to talk to him about his amazing job and some of the fun things he does. Check out “What’s It Like to Be ...” and read more about the life of an astronaut!
Even though our home, Earth, is one planet in a much bigger universe, I think it is a prett y special place. It is fun to learn about how the Earth fits into the finely tuned system of planets. I sometimes think about what it might be like to explore one of the other planets, but I don’t think I would want to live anywhere else but good old planet Earth!