Astronauts on space station to mark 75 years of 'Goodnight Moon'

An out-of-this-world celebration is set for tomorrow to mark the 75th anniversary of the classic bedtime story, "Goodnight Moon," by Margaret Wise Brown.

A "Read Along, Draw Along" will stream on Facebook Live with astronauts from the International Space Station.

The event, supported by Crayola, NASA and HarperCollins Children's Books, will mark the first time "Goodnight Moon" has been read aloud from space.

First published in 1947, the book sells about 800,000 copies annually and has reached total sales of close to 50 million. It's been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Catalan, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Hmong, and German.

Children, families and teachers will be able to watch a demonstration of how to create moonlit sky scenes, inspired by Clement Hurd's illustrations in the book. Everyone who tunes in from Earth can follow along as the book is read by astronauts in space, then create their own unique art.

An "Ask an Astronaut" Q&A will follow with two NASA astronauts answering questions submitted by children from across the country.

The event will also feature NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and Crayola Education Manager James Wells. After the live event, the video will be available to watch anytime, on-demand.

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