Great article from the Penticton Western News: http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/309929341.html Penticton woman takes reading program to space with NASA Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata reads from Jeffrey Bennett’s book The Wizard Who Saved the World aboard the Insternational Space Station. Penticton’s Patricia Tribe came up with the idea of promoting science through astronauts reading and doing experiments from space […]
NASA TV has posted this short feature about the Story Time From Space program. It includes the first footage released of clips from the book readings, one featuring astronaut Mike Hopkins and one with astronaut Koichi Wakata. Hope you enjoy it!
From Space.com By Tariq Malik, Managing Editor It’s not every day that a dog helps save astronauts in space, but that’s exactly what happens in author Jeffrey Bennett’s latest tale of a pooch named Max and his trip to the International Space Station. And there’s a twist: The science-themed children’s book is actually in space […]
Astronaut Alvin Drew, who co-founded the Story Time From Space program with Patricia Tribe, was interviewed about the origins of the program for the NASA TV show “Space Station Live.” Here’s the video.
Note: The release below was pre-launch. The Orbital 1 mission carrying the books launched successfully on January 9, and the books will be read by the astronauts some time in the next few months. For updates on the program status, please “like” the Story Time From Space page on Facebook. And to read about Max’s […]
Jeffrey Bennett is recent recipient of national award The Daily Camera – December 14, 2013 Author: Amy Bounds – Camera Staff Writer Jeffrey Bennett, a Boulder astrophysicist and educator, has already had one of his children’s books made into a planetarium show by Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium and read by an astronaut on the Space Shuttle […]
Download the formatted article from Astrobeat Magazine (PDF) Editor’s Introduction To those of us who teach astronomy, Dr. Bennett is known as the lead author of one of the most popular introductory astronomy textbooks in the U.S. He also writes textbooks in other fields and popular books for adults. Less well known is the fact […]