‘Space Racers’ Launched at Space & Rocket Center with Free Premiere

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Photo Courtesy: Beth Jett


Photo Courtesy: Beth Jett

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A new children’s show launched at the US Space and Rocket Center with a free premiere. Space Racers, created for children ages 3-7, was screened Sunday, June 1 at 4pm at the Davidson Center.

The half-hour series, to be carried on a dozen public broadcasting stations, follows young cadets as they travel the solar system. However, in this show, the cadets aren’t people. They’re talking aircraft that aim to teach young viewers about the power of scientific investigation and the wonder of space. NASA worked with series creators to ensure the science was accurate, as well as engaging.


Photo Courtesy: Beth Jett

Space Racers will air Saturdays at 9am on Alabama Public Television. APT provided the first 100 children at Sunday’s premiere with a free science book. The first 100 also received a goody bag from the US Space and Rocket Center.

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