Learn About NASA and SPACE MISSIONS from SPACE COWBOYS

Hello Everyone,

I´ve been meaning to write about this movie for over 2 weeks and I´ve finally gotten around to it.

Needless to say, I always approach everything I watch in any language from the perspective of learning and as you all know I am a movie buff, here goes my recommendation if you still haven´t gotten a chance to watch  it: SPACE COWBOYS, translated, this time correctly, as COWBOYS DO ESPAÇO.

Starred and directed by Clint Eastwood, this is a movie that will guide you through the beautiful outer space, giving you the right idea of what an actual space mission is all about. 

Watching the making of attentively, I came to know about the entire process to produce the movie, and I can assure you that based upon the information provided, they were very faithful to what the real complex space mission process entails in its entirety. How can I be so sure?

Well, back in the early 90s, I had the chance to visit  NASA (For those who do not know what the acronym stands for: National Aeronautics and Space Administration – if you´re more interested in learning about it, check this out: http://www.nasa.gov/  ), more specifically the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral – Florida,  where the beginning of these missions take place; and before visiting the huge Launching Pads,

you´re given a chance to not only see all the artificats and technological resources used in these space missions, including the astronaut outfits, helmets and gadgets, but also watch a 3D documentary about the APOLLO 11 

visit to the moon and how everything has been accomplished, the great number of people involved in such a mission as well as having a perfect and clear idea of how magnificent and beautiful this teamwork is. In addition, you can also take nice pictures near a real replica of the APOLLO 11 rocket, which is displayed in this huge area outside the NASA main building.

In addition to that, you have the chance to go in three dimensional journey in outer space observing our planet from way up above in the sky, providing you with thought provoking questions about the Universe and what and who we´re all about.  A very interesting breathtaking experience to a total different world without gravity Law that will leave you spellbound while watching it.

And, if you happen to visit Florida one day, do not miss visiting Cape Canaveral, it´s going to be a very enriching and rewarding experience.

Now, it´s time to take action, pick up the movie at your local video club, make some popcorn and enjoy the show. In case you do so, would you please take a moment of your time to provide me with your invaluable feedback?

In addition, what else can we learn from this movie you might be wondering? Well, from the story itself, I would say NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS.

The Space Cowboys had a dream once to vistit the outer space and participate in one of those missions, thanks to their dream – which for that matter took 40 years, they finally accomplished – and that´s called PERSEVERANCE, one of the greatest qualities that should be instilled and taught to each and every one of us.

Still not fully convinced whether you should watch it or not? Well, watch the trailer then at :

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi428146969/

Look forward to hearing from you and see you next time soon.

About Prof. and Interpreter Luiz C. Carvalho

EM PORTUGUÊS (SEE BELOW FOR ENGLISH VERSION) Luiz Claudio Carvalho, Professor, Tradutor, Interprete e Locutor(Voice-over) profissional, tem mais de 23 anos de experiência como professor de inglês, na área de treinamento de professores, tradução e interpretação. Luiz é um incansável aprendiz da língua inglesa que procura o melhor para os seus alunos e para aqueles que querem fazer uso de seu profissionalismo nas respectivas areas. Sua experiência e especialização no idioma podem ser resumidos pela aquisição com sucesso dos certificados de proficiência mais renomados no idioma, tais como os das universidades de CAMBRIDGE, OXFORD, MICHIGAN, LYNN UNIVERSITY, FAU, Miami Dade College, entre outras. Nos últimos 10 anos, Luiz Claudio Carvalho esteve residindo nos Estados Unidos e viajando por toda a América, lecionando inglês como segunda língua e português para norte-americanos e canadenses, trabalhando como intérprete e tradutor, mas com foco sempre em desenvolver novas técnicas, aprimorar metodologia e observar na prática explorando técnicas adequadas para acelerar o processo de aprendizagem do idioma. Através dessa oportunidade e experiência, o Prof. Luiz Carvalho desenvolveu o curso INTERaction: Um curso voltado especificamente para conversação, onde as principais estruturas gramaticais são contextualizadas de uma forma agradável e dinâmica muito peculiar, com o intuito de tornar você, estudante de inglês, um falante nato da língua no menor espaço de tempo possível. E-mail: luizcarv@hotmail.com or luizcarvalhobrazil@gmail.com
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One Response to Learn About NASA and SPACE MISSIONS from SPACE COWBOYS

  1. This my latest blog recommendation. Enjoy your reading and see you soon.

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