(Or at least a good place to start.)
Video of the world record for distance of a paper airplane.
Highlights from STS-41G narrated by Kathy Sullivan and fellow crew member Dave Leestma. Around the 7:45 mark, Kathy begins her historic spacewalk. (From COSI's 30th anniversary celebration in Columbus, Ohio.)
If you'd like to see a longer version of STS 41-G Mission highlights, check out this video. It has some really cool video of the crew having breakfast, preparing to board, and boarding the shuttle.
(Just because I think it's fun!)
(This is an awesome website about
This is CBS news footage of Kathy Sullivan's first mission launch on October 5, 1984.
The "real life Eliza" when she was a white belt.
(Just because I think they're fun!)
The "real life Eliza" as a 3rd degree black belt.
(You can scroll down for the video, too.)
(This is a great list of books with characters dealing with real life challenges for middle grade readers.)
Carmella Van Vleet
children's author and part-time ninja