Rocket builder and author shows the way for girls and minorities

Elkhart Truth photo Children’s book author Suzanne Slade on Saturday told children at the ETHOS Innovation Center the story of how her book Astronaut Annie was sent to the International Space Station and read by an astronaut earlier this year.

ELKHART — A Goshen native whose book about a girl dreaming to become an astronaut has been read at the International Space Station helped children at the ETHOS Innovation Center prepare their own dreams for blastoff this weekend.

Suzanne Slade, a mechanical engineer and rocket builder turned children’s book author, told local children the story of how one of her books, “Astronaut Annie”, was flown to the International Space Station earlier this year by SpaceX.

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