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When four-year-old Lucas Whiteley sent NASA a video with questions about space, he couldn't have predicted the response he got. Engineer Ted Garbeff recorded a ten minute video answering Lucas' questions.
We caught up with Ted, who works in California, and he told us how Lucas's video had captured his imagination enough to reply. He also had a special message for Lucas and his classmates who got a very special space lesson in school.
Four-year-old Lucas was taken aback when he sent a video asking questions for a school project to NASA.
But his dad was even more surprised - and as he told Calendar, it wasn't the first time he had contacted the space centre:
Lucas Whiteley needed help with his space project - so he asked NASA for help. And the space centre obliged - with a 10 minute video answering all his questions. Helen Steel reports.
When four-year-old Lucas Whiteley from Wakefield was given a school project, he didn't bother with text books or even his teachers.
Together with his dad James, he wrote down questions, filmed them, and sent the video to NASA. And a few days later, an engineer called Ted sent an in-depth video explaining everything. Here, Lucas tells us the questions he asked:
A four-year old from Wakefield got the surprise of his life when he sent a video to NASA asking for help on his space project, and got a response.
Lucas Whitely asked the American space agency three questions with the help of his dad.
Engineer Ted Garbeff then unexpectedly sent back a ten-minute video, answering all his questions: