Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Here’s a comic book that shows how NASA inspires kids

From NASA Science:

Former Sen. John Glenn, the first American in orbit, used to tell reporters: “You don’t win any races by standing still.” Astronauts are using a similar strategy in the race to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. That’s why we recently launched the spaceflight-themed graphic novel Artemis — the first comic written by an astronaut, illustrating how the space program continues to lead the way in breakthroughs that benefit people around the world.

The space program is still going strong. We continue to make amazing discoveries, explore our solar system and Mars, and send astronauts to space. The movie, “Wonder Woman,” recently set a new box office record. It also reminds us what an amazing legacy NASA is leaving for our future generation, of which only two of its seven astronauts are still alive.

We hope this graphic novel will encourage people around the world to explore space and enter the field of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. In just the last few years, we’ve seen advances in life-saving therapies, space exploration and problem-solving; these real-world discoveries are shining a light on why STEM is so important.

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