Space, the final frontier! I’ve always wanted to type that. Anyway, we’re here on a Sunday and we found a fun video that explains how people go to space using the 1,000 most common words in the English language. Being a nerd who uses words on a daily basis this thing caught my eye and caught my ear. Believe it or not, words like rocket, space shuttle, and fuel did not make the cut. For example, the replacement term for fuel is “fire water”. It is kind of brilliant how they word the whole thing to stay within their own self imposed rules.
Space travel has come up in recent days as NASA has announced they they were looking to start hiring astronauts for potential missions to Mars, etc. We suspect the first couple waves (generations?) of these perspective martians will spend their careers doing the yeoman’s work of training and developing the technology that will someday allow people to survive a trip into the deepest, darkest, depths of space and eventually land on Mars. It’ll happen. Maybe not in our lifetimes, but it will totally happen.
Anyway, this is a pretty comprehensive video that covers virtually every aspect of getting to space and does so with fun illustrations and with oddly quirky language. Like we said before, it is Sunday and we know you are doing whatever you can not to work….allow us to help!