Canadian Space Agency begins short story contest
The Canadian Space Agency has begun a contest promotion aimed at children and intended to foster an interest in reading and writing, as well as learning about science. The contest encourages children and teenagers to submit original short stories about space. The winning story will be read by astronaut David Saint-Jacques during a live event on board the International Space Station. The contest will close on Dec. 31.
"Even when my work takes me far from home, I like to keep the ritual of reading bedtime stories going," said Saint-Jacques. "For me, it's a special time to connect with my children, and books fuel children's imagination. I'll continue doing it from space. It would be great if I could read my children your story."