Author Sends Book to Space

Author Sends Book to Space

You never know who out there in the universe might be watching … or in this case, reading! Ben Parr, author and journalist, will be sending his new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention into space.

Prepared for launch on Saturday, April 18th, the stunt is being performed to support “education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as the arts,” announces the press release. The undertaking has been dubbed Operation #SpaceBook and the book will be sent into space alongside several student-led experiments pioneered by DREAMS (Doing Research at Extreme Altitudes for Motivated Students), a “high-altitude balloon science platform” developed by the Columbus Space Program of Georgia.

After Captivology travels to the far regions of our atmosphere, the book will be raffled off with other prizes, including chances to meet Buzz Aldrin and John Travolta and other STEM support-related items.

After learning of this brilliant endeavor, I’d like to wish Mr. Parr, along with those students pioneering the experiments, much luck. Here’s hoping the outcome reaches to infinity … and BEYOND!

Okay, enough with the corny space jokes. What do you think of this author’s book getting launched into space?

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Raine Winters

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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