Join authors Kathryn D. Sullivan and Michael J. Rosen as they launch How to Spacewalk: Step-by Step with Shuttle Astronauts, a thrilling children's guide to preparing for and doing a real spacewalk with the first American woman to walk in space as their partner.
Registration for this free event is encouraged and it is available through Eventbrite, closing at 2:00 pm on the day of the event. The book can be pre-purchased on Eventbrite and will be available for sale at the event as well.
BEXLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this kid-friendly program.
What is it like to walk in space—to use cutting-edge equipment and conduct experiments in a 280-pound space suit? How do you get there in the first place? Would-be spacewalkers will find enthusiasm, vibrant encouragement, and a host of amazing facts, photos, drawings, and descriptions in this engaging guide cowritten by three-time shuttle astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan and children’s book author Michael J. Rosen (who also provides illustrations). From detailed info about how to train (sometimes underwater!) to descriptions of the emotions spurred by seeing Earth from above, this guide will leave readers inspired and excited to start their own journeys into space.
Kathryn D. Sullivan, dubbed “the most vertical woman in the world” by coauthor Michael J. Rosen, has spanned the greatest vertical distance that any earthling has traveled, from the deepest ocean to the altitudes of three space shuttle missions. Among the first women in the US space program and the first American woman to conduct a spacewalk, she is also an oceanographer, global explorer, and pilot, as well as the author of Handprints on Hubble and the host of the podcast Kathy Sullivan Explores. For several years, she served as undersecretary of commerce for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She lives in Ohio with a pair of Havanese pooches.
Michael J. Rosen is the author of some 150 books for readers of all ages, including A Ben of All Trades: The Most Inventive Boyhood of Benjamin Franklin, illustrated by Matt Tavares; The Tale of Rescue, illustrated by Stan Fellows; and four volumes of haiku. Although his imagination has soared in many directions and genres, one he’s never considered is up: a step stool is his maximum height, and a sheet of black construction paper on the floor makes him dizzy. Michael J. Rosen lives in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, where he also works as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker and as the companion animal to a cattle dog named Chant.