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International Space Station Astronauts Read Favorite Kids’ Stem Books in Story Time from Space

May 15, 2018

By: Meredith Nelson

Source: The 74

Astronauts reading books to kids from space — what’s more far-out than that?

Story Time From Space merges literacy with STEM education in the coolest setting imaginable: the International Space Station.

“What better role models to engage kids in science and to engage them in reading?” Patricia Tribe, former director of education at Space Center Houston, who spearheaded the project, told HuffPost. “You’re not only looking and listening to the books, you’re looking around the International Space Station.”

Story Time From Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, which offers a library of popular STEM-focused children’s books read from space, including Next Time You See a Sunset by Emily Morgan and Notable Notebooks by Jessica Fries-Gaither. Videos of the readings can be found on the Story Time From Space website and YouTube.

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