Mark Kelly is taking his talents from space to publishing. The retired astronaut is writing a children’s book about a mouse that goes to space.
“On my first space shuttle flight, we had 18 mice on board as experiments,” Kelly said. “And 17 of them, as soon as we got into zero gravity, stayed latched on to the side of the cage. But one of them seemed comfortable through the whole mission, like he was enjoying it,” he stated. The book, which will be titled Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story, will be published in October by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Kelly isn’t new to the writing scene, he collaborated with his wife on her memoir Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, which told the story of her recovery from the shooting incident that almost took her life. Kelly stated that the book was “fun” and not as serious as his wife’s.