Synopsis by Alice Day
This group of films is an extension of the Space Science for Children series, and offers space concepts for students in grades five through eight. Discover the exciting world of stars and planets as the programs follow the exploits of Malcolm and Stanley, two young men who want to wind up on NASA's staff. Space Science in Action: Astronomy provides some historical background of scientists who have tried to solve the mysteries of the heavens. Astronomy can be a very complex topic, but the series imparts information designed especially for kids, and keeps it fun.