NASA promptly responds to questions by four-year-old with a personalised video

Saturday, 1 March 2014 - 8:47pm IST | Place: | Agency: DNA Webdesk

"How many stars are there?" questioned a four-year-old Lucas Whiteley to NASA. And the brilliant minds at the most celebrated space agency in the world wasted no time preparing a audio visual response that would aid the little young aspiring astronaut with his school home work.

It would be an understatement to say that Lucas Whiteley's school project made him the star of his class (pun intended), what with space scientists contributing to his early academic papers and all that.

When the young British student faced problems with his project on space he went straight to the experts. With the help of his dad, he posted a video to NASA with his question. They were: How many stars are there? Who came second and third in the race to the moon? And have any animals been sent to the moon?

In an interview with the Daily Mail, his father explained, "When I was a kid I wrote to NASA and got a brochure, so I thought we might be lucky if we sent a video of Lucas asking questions.."

What caught them with surprise though was NASA's 10 minute video response, along with a virtual tour of their base in California. Watch what their responses were:

Watch the full video with virtual tour of the NASA center, here: