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What’s New in Space? A Chat with TIME Editor Jeffrey Kluger

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Presented by TIME Editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger, with Melanie Kletter, Senior Editor, TIME For Kids, and Laura Blackburn, Associate Editor, TIME For Kids
Sponsored by TIME For Kids & TIME Edge


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In this TIME For Kids webinar, hear from TIME editor Jeffrey Kluger about what is happening in space exploration. Kluger is an editor-at-large at TIME magazine. He is the author of nine books, and often writes about space and NASA for TIME and

During his presentation, Kluger reported on the Year in Space mission, and NASA’s efforts to send astronauts to Mars in 2030. He will also talk about the Pluto expedition New Horizons, and NASA’s efforts to explore the outer reaches of space beyond our solar system. In addition, Kluger also spoke about new spacecraft and rockets being developed by private companies such as SpaceX.

TFK editors provided background information on the Year in Space mission and other space programs.

We hope you and your K–8 students watch this special event!


jeff kluger Jeffrey Kluger is an Editor at Large at TIME overseeing science and health reporting. He is the co-author, with astronaut Jim Lovell, of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, which was the basis of the 1995 movie Apollo 13. His other books include Splendid Solution, published in 2006, which tells the story of Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine; 2008’s Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and Why Complex Things Can Be Made Simple); and The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us. Kluger, who is also an attorney, has taught science journalism at New York University.


melanie kletter Melanie Kletter, Senior Editor, TIME For Kids, joined TFK in 2013 after teaching for seven years at a public school in Brooklyn, New York. Melanie taught first and second grade where her classrooms included English Language Learners and students of many abilities. Now Melanie is the editor of the kindergarten and first grade edition of TFK. She loves creating engaging material that is accessible for emerging readers. Melanie also creates teacher’s guides, writes and edits for other editions of TFK, and writes and edits for She is very interested in early literacy, and in exploring the different ways in which kids learn to read and write.


Laura Blackburn After teaching in public and charter schools in Bronx, NY, for four years, Laura Blackburn came to TIME For Kids in the summer of 2014. At TFK, she gets to channel her passion for education into creating teaching resources to be used with TFK’s classroom app, which includes lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards. Laura also edits stories and creates teaching materials for weekly stories on




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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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