Astronaut Introduces Children’s Book

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An astronaut, educator and author will discuss his new children’s book and visit with Friendswood residents this Saturday at the public library.

Retired U.S. Air Force Officer Jerry Ross is a veteran of seven U.S. Space Shuttle missions, holding the individual world record for the most missions flown.

He is one of only three NASA astronauts to support the US Space Shuttle program from before the first launch through its final landing.

His book, “Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars” was released in September, and is a children’s version of his autobiography, “Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer.”

A native of Crown Point, Indiana, Ross is a graduate of Purdue University. He retired from NASA in 2012 and is now a member of the “Silver Team,” NASA’s first pair of spacewalking grandfathers.

The library event is for all ages and begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. Family game day is being held on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. The library is located at 416 S. Friendswood Dr. 281-482-7135.

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