15-17 Story 1: Astrotwins: An astronaut motivates kids to study science, math and engineering

 

Synopsis: As a kid, did you ever dream of becoming an astronaut and flying a rocket ship into space, but figured you weren’t good enough in science and math to do it? Our guest, a former U.S. astronaut admits he wasn’t the best young student in school in those subjects, but later on he grew fascinated by them and turned his new-found interest into becoming a Navy pilot and then a member of NASA’s Space Shuttle team. He talks about his new young readers’ book, and how he hopes it will encourage boys and girls to go into science, math and engineering.

Host: Gary Price. Guest: Mark Kelly, retired astronaut, author of the novel, “Astrotwins: Project Blastoff,” a young reader book.

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