SEATTLE, June 14, 2019—On June 23, down-to-Earth space journalist and broadcaster Sarah Cruddas will talk about her new children's book The Space Race, which covers our journey to the Moon in 1969 and the evolution of space travel over the past 50 years. Cruddas is frequently seen around the world talking about space on channels such as BBC, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. Her family-friendly presentation and book signing will answer all of the big questions that kids have about space travel. The 1 p.m. program is free with Museum admission, and is part of the Museum’s To the Moon! program series.

In her book, The Space Race, Cruddas brings to life the hidden stories behind the most famous space missions, before taking the reader on a journey through our space future. How did we land on the Moon? What will the space jobs of the future look like? And why did we send a car to space? The Space Race is an essential children's handbook to understanding every aspect of the history, and future, of human space travel.

With a background in astrophysics, Cruddas specializes in space exploration and has lectured and reported on the subject across the world. She is also the author of DK findout! Solar System and Did You Know? Space.

To the Moon! Program Series
Complimenting the Museum’s exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, showing now through Sept. 2, the To the Moon! program series presents the stories behind the artifacts, people, and places that made the Moon landing possible.

To The Moon! features a wide-ranging selection of scientists, space experts, historians, authors, pilots, and more, looking at the near and far sides of the lunar missions and their legacy. The calendar of events is online.


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