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Ada Twist Scientist read by Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor on ISS

Has an astronaut ever read you a bedtime story? If one has, it’s probably because you’ve watched Storytime from Space, a YouTube channel where story and picture books are read aloud from residents of the International Space Station.

In this video from February 2020, Astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor reads Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, with illustrations by David Roberts.

Ada Twist Scientist from ISS

Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”

…Ada Twist’s head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie—stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer—Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don’t go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious.

A collaboration between NASA and the Global Space Education Foundation, the program helps promote science, technology, engineering, and math topics around the globe.

Serena Auñón-Chancellor reading upside down
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