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The book series "CatStronauts" soars, connecting kids with cats and space

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Author Drew Brockington talks about space, science and cats.
Minnesota author Drew Brockington joins MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation about space, science and cats. His new book series is called "CatStronauts."
Courtesy Joanna Brockington | Cover art by Little, Brown and Company

American astronauts first landed on the moon in 1969.

Now Minnesota author Drew Brockington is sending cats to space in his kids' lit series "Catstronauts."

The author and illustrator joined MPR New host Kerri Miller to share how his love of space fueled this series, and what humans can learn from an intrepid crew of Catstronauts named Waffles, PomPom, Blanket and Major Meowser.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.