A seven-year-old aspiring astronaut has spent lockdown constructing and “launching” a selfmade rocket into the sky from her Leicester house.
Elizabeth handled followers on her social media accounts to a “static fire” of her cardboard rocket from her dad and mom’ front room earlier than rolling the rocket out to a launch pad within the backyard.
Elizabeth shares her favorite experiments on her YouTube channel, which has a whole bunch of subscribers.
Her on-line fame has additionally led to alternatives with American-based payload firm, Astrobotic, which has provided to take her YouTube sticker to the Moon on board their Peregrine lunar lander later this 12 months.
Elizabeth’s mom, Jennifer, who’s initially from Connecticut, mentioned the US area company’s plans to ship a girl to the Moon had been “huge for humanity”.
“I’m excited to be the mother of a daughter at this time. One who’s so excited about space,” she mentioned.
A spokesperson from Astrobotic mentioned: “Younger generations need role models that look like them. Elizabeth’s enthusiasm for space is fantastic and we’re proud to be sending her sticker to the Moon.”
Video journalist: Chris Waring