“Give me some Space” by Philip Blunting
Read by Shannon Walker, NASA Astronaut
Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?
On May 19th 2021, Give Me Some Space! was read to over 1.98 million children across Australia and New Zealand simultaneously by NASA astronaut Shannon Walker – from the International Space Station!
National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually, thanks to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Each year, one book is selected to be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centers, family homes, bookshops and many other places around Australia and New Zealand.
Be sure to watch the “Science Time From Space” companion video: Sun, Earth, and Space
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Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover
Written and Illustrated by: Markus Motum
Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars — and now she’s ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life. How did Curiosity get her name? What tools does she use to carry out her tasks? In her own voice, the popular NASA rover tells how and why she traveled more than 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet no human has ever visited . . . and what she’s been doing there. In his debut picture book, Markus Motum brings Curiosity’s story to life in vivid color: the deep blues of space set off the warm, rusted hues of Mars’s dusty red surface, marking this lovable rover and her mission as something special — truly a world apart.
LIVE Reading: Willow the Water Bear
Re-watch our very first LIVE Story Time From Space reading from the International Space Station! Read along with astronaut Shannon Walker as we follow the extreme adventures of Willow the Water Bear.
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