Thursday, April 19, 2018


Share a bedtime story with a little one read to them by an astronaut on the International Space Station through Story Time From Space.  While orbiting the Earth, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading children's books as a project of the Global Space Education Foundation.  Parents can watch these videos online with their kids before tucking them in bed for the night.

Videos average about fifteen minutes and are a nice way to make bedtime a little different while promoting teachable lessons.  In addition to enjoying some children's books with STEM themed stories, these videos also provides a glimpse inside the International Space Station.  You notice astronaut Kate Rubins with crazy hair from the lack of gravity as she reads ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty and then she does a flip in zero-G as she concludes the book.  While Koichi Wakata in his video reading THE WIZARD WHO SAVED THE WORLD shows a glimpse of the Earth as the space station passes over the Pacific Ocean.

Other books paired with astronauts in the video series include MAX GOES TO JUPITER read by Michael Hopkins, ENDEAVOR'S LONG JOURNY read by Tim Kopra, NOTABLE NOTEBOOKS read by Joseph Acaba, and THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE A SUNSET read by Mark Vande Hei.

Watch these bedtime story videos at or on their YouTube channel. Intermixed with facts about space along with glimpses inside and outside the International Space Station, these bedtime stories are a great way to send a kid off to sleep. Story Time From Space absolutely gets A Geek Daddy nod of approval!

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