In Muggle Studies class, I suspect many students would only consider most Muggle achievements in science and technology as being mere substitutes for magic, and in no way comparable. However, one area in which Muggles have clearly outclassed wizardkind is space travel - Yuri Gagarin was the human in space in 1961, Neil Armstrong was the first on the moon in 1969, etcetera, etcetera.
So, my first question is, would wizards/witches who find out about this Muggle achievement feel somewhat inferior, or would they just pass it off as some useless Muggle thing?
Now, let's say some wizard's/witch's pride was damaged, and vowed to match the Muggles by having wizardkind reach space too. How would he/she be able to do this? Can you think of any magical means by which a witch/wizard can escape Earth's gravity, survive in space, and make it back home?
Yes, it's a very random question...
Tim the Enchanter