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Tim Peake's intergalactic reading

"We like to go to extraordinary lengths to make magical storytimes

Tim Peake is known for firsts. As the first British ESA Astronaut to visit the International Space Station, he’s enjoying a number of new experiences as part of his Principia mission. And now he’s completed a marvellous literary mission - a reading of personalised picture book, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, which is the first British book to be part of the Story Time From Space project.

Lost My Name are on a mission to make storytimes across the world more magical and partnered with the Story Time From Space project to realise this one-of-a-kind reading. The program couples Astronauts aboard the ISS video-recording themselves reading STEM connected stories, featuring outer space storylines, and then demonstrating science experiments tied to the books’ storylines that kids can do, with a goal of enhancing interest in and understanding of STEM topics.

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, the new book from technology and publishing start-up Lost My Name, is the first British book to be included in the project. Lost My Name, who is blazing new trails in personalised entertainment, arrived on the children’s book scene with the blockbuster success off its first personalised title The Little Boy/Little Girl Who Lost His/Her Name. The book has become a global phenomenon and taken the children’s publishing world by storm, selling over 1.4 million copies in over 167 countries worldwide in less than two years.

Lost My Name partnered with Story Time From Space to actually send The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home out-of-this-world and in doing so, gave one child the opportunity of a lifetime, to have their personalised story book read to them by an astronaut in space.

Lost My Name ran a competition for one child to have their name in the book that’s going to space, and to have their story read to them by an astronaut as they orbit the earth - for a truly epic bedtime story. The lucky winner, Roraigh 7, from Lancashire, travelled to Cape Canaveral with his parents in December to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

Asi Sharabi, Co Founder at Lost My Name said:
"We like to go to extraordinary lengths to make magical storytimes and so we’re extremely honoured that Major Tim read The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home from space. Stories should delight and inspire children and create magical bonding moments for grownups and children. Thank you Tim and we wish the Principia mission interstellar success.”

Story Time From Space, along with their partners CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) and NASA, is leveraging the thrill of space exploration to improve STEM and Literacy education around the world. Story Time From Space has payloads of books and science demonstrations going up on multiple launches.

For more information, please contact Nic on 07983 635 010 or at nic@lostmy.name

About Lost My Name

Lost My Name is a marvellously unusual, award winning startup that plays in the intersection between storytelling and technology. Its mission is to give every grownup creative superpowers, to make magical, meaningful connections with a child.

It’s created both the best-selling and the most technologically advanced personalised picture books in the world. And has made over 1.4 million children gasp and giggle in 167 countries. What a picture.

Born in Hackney in 2012, Lost My Name has continuously challenged publishing industry norms and achieved eye-popping success with its first title ‘The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name’. As the company continues to grow at beanstalk speed, there is a Smörgåsbord of new projects bubbling inside its lively London studio.

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