KUED is hosting an exclusive preview event to kick off the highly-anticipated new animated PBS Kids series, Space Racers, that follows young spaceship cadets as they soar through the Solar System, learning about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team. The preview screening event is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the Clark Planetarium, 100 South 400 West in Salt Lake City.
In addition to watching an episode of Space Racers before it airs locally on KUED, kids will get a behind-the-scenes look from the show’s co-creator and executive producer at how each animated character was brought to life and they'll get to see how NASA Scientists and Astronauts assisted in the development of the series. This is a ticketed event, but tickets are free and can be picked up at the Clark Planetarium.
Space Racers, which airs Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. beginning May 3, follows Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, and the rest of the Stardust Space Academy cadets, who are a super elite space-bound task force known as the Space Racers. They soar through the stratosphere with a staggering burst of power and speed, breaking free of Earth’s orbit, and screaming into space toward the exciting missions that lie ahead. In a world full of high-powered spacecraft, it’s a challenge to rise above the norm. To fly higher than most, you have to be really special.
With science and space as its focus, Space Racers teaches children how exploration, investigation, observation, and teamwork are important foundations of scientific inquiry as it relates to the study of space.
NASA experts evaluate each episode of Space Racers to ensure accuracy in the depiction of science and space technology. From investigating asteroids to applying scientific teamwork to discovering the effects of the moon’s gravitational pull, each episode taps into children’s curiosity and excitement about space and discovery.
Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. beginning May 3
Exclusive Preview Screening
Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.