Illustrated by: Gayle Garner Roski
Published by: East West Discovery Press
Endeavour’s Long Journey: Celebrating 19 Years of Space Explorationby John D. Olivas
Space shuttle Endeavour brings its fascinating history to life through a journey to space with a young boy Jojo. Exploring space with the shuttle, Jojo learns about Endeavour’s extraordinary contribution to space science, and its famous service missions including the Hubble Space Telescope. The book also features stunning NASA photos, fun facts, famous firsts and quizzes to inspire kids in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Endeavour’s Long Journey is a Story Time From Space Official Book Selection. The book was launched on Orbital 4 to the International Space Station on Dec. 6, 2015. As part of the Story Time From Space program to promote STEM and literacy, Endeavour’s Long Journey was read on orbit by Astronaunt Tim Kopra. The recorded reading and science demonstrations based on the science content of the book will be accessible online to children and families around the world on storytimefromspace.com.
Children can enhance their space science learning experience and creativity that is necessary for scientific innovation by visiting the interactive Space Shuttle Endeavour permanent exhibit at the California Science Center.