Photo opportunity: Book reading of Mousetronaut by author and former astronaut Mark Kelly

Media Advisory
Tuesday November 13, 2012
Media Only:
Alison Mitchell 202-633-2376
Claire Brown 202-633-2371
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WHAT:    Photo opportunity: Book reading of Mousetronaut by author and former astronaut Mark Kelly

WHEN:    Wednesday, Nov. 14
              11 a.m.

WHERE:    Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
               Space Race gallery
               Seventh Street and Independence Avenue S.W.

WHO:    Mark Kelly, former NASA astronaut
   
     
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will read his new children's book, Mousetronaut, among some of the pivotal pieces in the museum’s space collection. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The story is based loosely around Kelly’s experience flying with “mice-tronauts” on his first spaceflight aboard space shuttle Endeavour. In May 2011, he commanded the final mission of Endeavour.


Kelly will be available at the museum store after the book reading to meet the public and sign books.

Interested media must RSVP to mitchellac@si.edu.

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