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Kids books flying on space station supply ship to launch 'Story Time From Space'

The science-packed, storybook space adventures of a dog named Max are blasting off in real life to be read on board the International Space Station (ISS). The astronauts will record reading the books for children to enjoy and learn from back on Earth.

The books, which are part of a new educational program called "Story Time From Space," are launching aboard an Orbital Sciences' unmanned Cygnus spacecraft along with science experiments and supplies destined for the space station.

...aboard the space station, astronauts during their free time will record videos of themselves reading the stories from inside the multi-windowed cupola, the Earth below serving as their dynamic backdrop. The resulting videos will then be sent back to the ground for distribution to classrooms.

In addition, as Story Time From Space continues and as more equipment is launched, astronauts will record videos of science demonstrations that complement the concepts presented in each of the books.

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Astronauts share 'Story Time From Space' to inspire children

An astronaut on the International Space Station is floating before a bank of windows revealing the Earth below. He is holding open a children's book, pointing at a drawing of the orbiting outpost.

"This is the story about how Max's adventures in space began with a trip to the International Space Station," reads Michael Hopkins. "And right there, you can see a picture of the International Space Station."

The scene marks the start of the first video produced as a part of "Story Time From Space," an educational outreach project that has the astronauts onboard the space station reading from a series of science-themed kid's books about a dog named Max and his experiences exploring the solar system.

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Astronaut's 'Mousetronaut' stories among kid's books bound for space station

An astronaut's two children's books about a mouse who goes to space are now actually going to space, where the author's twin brother may take a turn reading them on video for children.

"Mousetronaut" and "Mousetronaut Goes to Mars," written by former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, are among a small bundle of space- and science-themed kid's books that are packed aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday (Dec. 3). If all goes as planned, the spacecraft will arrive at the orbiting outpost three days later, where Kelly's brother, Scott, is currently the commander.

The books are part of "Story Time From Space," a project that offers educators with recordings of astronauts reading science-rich juvenile literature from orbit.

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