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June 1, 2016

3…2…1…Blastoff! It’s World Space Week!

Zip up your spacesuits, future interplanetary explorers! World Space Week began on Friday, October 4, and this year’s theme is “Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth”! We’ll be celebrating all week with exclusive content from Dr. Pascal Lee, one of the world’s leading experts on the Red Planet. If you’ve ever wondered about anything Mars-related—how to get there, what to wear once you’re there, how to get around, or even who you might meet on your journey (Martians, eek!)—there’s a pretty good chance that Dr. Lee and his trusty sidekick Ping Pong the dog will have an answer for you.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Scholastic Reading Club celebration without a good book! Dr. Lee has also written an awesome “training manual,” Mission: Mars, with lots of photos, diagrams, and insider info on what it will take to get humans to Mars. I’ll let him tell you more:

Are you ready to be a Mars explorer yet? Here’s a training checklist from SRC to get you started:

Keep checking Book Box Daily, Facebook, and Twitter all week for more on Mars! While you’re there, don’t forget to submit your questions for Dr. Lee in the comments.

Look in our October flyers for Mission: Mars.

Enter our Mars-velous contest! Create a one-page journal entry with words, pictures, or doodles about what it would be like if you went to Mars and you could win a classroom visit from Dr. Lee! For complete rules and details, visit: scholastic.com/clubcontests


Bio about Author: Nicole is the Merchandising Manager for 4th grade, 5th grade, and Middle Schoolers.  If she went to Mars, she would almost certainly get lost on a sand dune.  As a result, she currently plans to stay on Earth until she receives further training.

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