Rosenberg Library National Space Day

Out of this World Appearance of local Astronaut Christina Koch

Rosenberg Library National Space Day. Out of this World Zoom Appearance with Christina Koch. Friday, May 7, 2021.

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Date & Time
Friday, May 7, 2021
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Children and families Zoom in for an up-close and personal visit with Astronaut Christina Koch who shares how she first became interested in outer space and what influenced her.
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM – Meet Galveston local Christina & learn more about her education and record-breaking mission as an astronaut.

Join the Rosenberg Library and Galveston local Christina Koch in our first-ever virtual Space Day event for all ages!

During our visit with Ms. Koch, she’ll read Hey-Ho, to Mars We’ll Go by Susan Lendroth, illustrated by Bob Kolar – the same book she read in space for the

After she spends time with the littles and school-aged children, teens and adults can hear more about Christina’s record-breaking mission and what keeps her motivated and inspired. She’ll share her personal history of how she chose this career path, and we’ll close the event with a Q&A.

Be sure to come in and check out space books before Space Day! Now until May 6th, Request a Library Grab Bag and get a free Space Snack bag.

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Questions for Christina can be submitted in advance to Ash Welborn prior to the event. Click the button below to send Ash an email.

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About Christina Koch:

Profile picture of astronaut Christina Koch.Christina Hammock Koch was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2013. She completed astronaut candidate training in 2015.

Koch graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. She most recently served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station for Expeditions 59, 60, and 61.

Kock conducted six spacewalks, including the first three all women spacewalks, totaling 42 hours and 15 minutes. In February 2020, Astronaut Christina Koch made history when she set a new record for the longest continuous stay in space by a woman, totaling 328 days in space, and the second-longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut.


Space Book Recommendations:


Young Adult

'Women in Space' cover
'Startalk: everything you ever need to know about space travel, sci-fi, the human race, the universe, and beyond' cover
'Apollo 13: a successful failure' cover

'In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the hidden history of the Space Race' cover


'Air & Space' magazine cover
'Tales of Space and Time' cover
'Space Music' on Hoopla