But Harris, who was named as chair of the cabinet-level National Space Council in May, struggled to elucidate the worth of area exploration.
“There’s other things that we just haven’t figured out or discovered yet,” she instructed the kids as they visited along with her on the US Naval Observatory, the place the vice chairman’s official residence is positioned.
“To think about so much that’s out there that we still have to learn, like, I love that,” she rambled.
And she swooned with wide-eyed marvel over what her guests would see via the Naval Observatory’s high-tech telescope.
“You guys are gonna see, you’re gonna literally see the craters on the moon with your own eyes!” she enthused, pointing to her personal peepers for emphasis — despite the fact that its craters could be seen with the bare eye.
The video racked up simply over 50,000 views in its first two days of launch — however was mocked mercilessly on social media by critics who dissed her exaggerated facial expressions and baby-talk vocal tone.
“It comes across as a trailer from a movie where the fun and engaging teacher is secretly a serial killer who collects the heads of the children she takes to Space Camp,” mused Joanne Mason on Twitter.