TGIF! We've all made it to the end of the week mostly unscathed and ready for a fun weekend! What are your weekend plans? Spring fever has officially set in at my house, and I'm finding it hard to get anything done that doesn't involve sitting on my porch swing.
While we were in Chicago checking out their amazing science museums, we found this little gem in the Planetarium gift shop. My preschooler is space obsessed, so this is right up his alley. Your little astronauts might love it too!
The author of this book is Mark Kelly, one of the Kelly brother astronauts. Mark and Scott Kelly are twins who both work for NASA, and this past year, in order to study the long term effects that space has on the human body, Scott Kelly went into space for an entire year while his brother Mark stayed on Earth. Because the brothers share similar DNA, NASA can compare them at the end of the prolonged time in space and see if there are any negative differences. Scott Kelly just landed safely back on earth a few weeks ago.
This is the story of a mouse named Meteor who is one of the mice being trained to go on a space mission with the astronauts. Only the biggest, strongest mice will be chosen for the mission, and Meteor is the smallest of the group, so he knows that the chances of him being picked to go are pretty slim. But when an astronaut sees how hard Meteor works at his training, he picks him anyway, and Meteor gets to go up in space! While on the mission, Meteor is needed to save the day, and he earns the official title of mousetronaut!
Have a great weekend!