Celebrate World Space Week with MISSION: MARS

Michael Barrett  //  Oct 7, 2013

Celebrate World Space Week with MISSION: MARS

As we celebrate World Space Week (October 4th - October 11th), Scholastic announces the launch of its new nonfiction book, MISSION: MARS

This exciting book, for readers in grades 4 through 6 (ages 9–12), is available exclusively through Scholastic Reading Club throughout October and at bookstores nationwide starting November 1, 2013. 

Dr. Pascal Lee, the chairman of the Mars Institute and a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, wrote the book as a training guide for a human mission to Mars by 2035. The book is full of great scientific trivia. Did you know Mars has seven natural wonders? 

Dr. Lee also provides his own “field notes” and provides mind-blowing images and “training drills” to show the wonder of journeying to Mars.

Be sure to also check out the amazing site for the book. It has videos from Pascal answering questions including, "are there aliens on Mars?" and more.

“Today’s children will see humanity explore Mars,” said Dr. Pascal Lee. “This is why it is so critical for children to learn about science, technology, and space exploration at an early age. I wanted to write a book that would make kids embrace science, think big, and follow their dreams.” 

For more information about MISSION: MARS (ISBN 978-0-545-56532-5) go to scholastic.com/missionmars.