You could at least *try*.
Beautiful. And really, how could you not?
I did, I did! My explanation went something like this: You know your mummy & daddy's computer? Well, Auntie nanila
has a very fast computer that helps her create commands for the spacecraft. Then she uses that computer to send the commands to a big satellite dish, like the one you have for your TV but a lot more powerful. That big satellite dish points at the spacecraft and sends the commands, telling it what to do - roll, turn, fire the main engine, open or close a cover (like a lid on a saucepan).
It's all about finding the right analogies.
I think it's "2 moons + er (?)" and I can see a sort of proto-r in "Saturn". (-:
Oh no, no. I definitely think that's "moonster". Mostly because I think it's the perfect descriptor for Saturn, which is a monster planet that has a lot of moons.
You have a very good point there!
Thats what the up and down keys on the keypad are for...and you press SPACE to make it go further into Space. Why is that complicated? ;)
You're right. It's not. Some of the instruments even have their own special keys - like CAPS. You want to turn it on, you press CAPS LOCK.
Luckily, my nieces have never asked me that particular question, which is just as well, since I'm not sure how I'd go about answering it!
See my reply to danaid_luv
. It's all about finding the right analogies, apparently. Although don't be surprised if they ask you to make your spacecraft do cartwheels.
Isn't it lovely! I especially like "moonster" as a descriptor for Saturn. It fits perfectly.
Quite right, Little Niece! Never let the grownups fob you off. =:o}
Believe me, she never does. I have to be very careful what I say around her.
Awesome art! Will be nice when she has a baby cousin to play with... When is due date :)
Oh, that reminds me of the prayer she said when she found out I was pregnant. "Dear God," she said. "Please let it be a girl and let her be pretty. Amen."