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National Astronaut Day
National Astronaut Day on May 5th each year celebrates Astronauts as true heroes. The day’s mission is to inspire ALL to “reach for the stars” by sharing “out of this world” Astronaut stories and experiences.
By sharing the incredible stories, experiences, and perspectives of actual Astronauts, the mission of National Astronaut Day inspires us ALL to follow our dreams. The day includes both future Astronauts and those who seek to keep their feet on the ground!
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL ASTRONAUT DAY
Put on your space suit and practice your moonwalk. Are you ready for zero gravity? If not, just experience a little of the excitement of space. Learn about the history of space flight. Read about astronaut training or the biographies of astronauts. Some biographies to read include:
- Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr
- Two Sides of the Mood: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race by Alexei Leonov and David Scott
- Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances by Leland D. Melvin
- Find where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life by Mae C. Jemison
Also, watch a documentary or learn more about the International Space Station. While you are being inspired, be sure to invite someone to share the experience with you!
Visit the Official Website: www.NationalAstronautDay.com