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TFK Explains: Inspiration4

September 10, 2021

This month, four civilian astronauts are scheduled to launch into orbit. They will travel aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Their mission is called Inspiration4. It’s a historic moment in space travel. Here’s what you need to know about it. Where…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

September 10, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to Jeffrey Kluger about the Inspiration4 mission. Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast. To hear the…

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Take a Spin

September 9, 2021

Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman rides the multi-axis trainer at Space Camp, in Huntsville, Alabama, in July. The machine lets people feel what it’s like t…

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Meet the Crew

September 9, 2021

Three people will travel with Jared Isaacman on the Inspiration4 mission. Find out below who they are and what they hope to achieve. Sian Proctor Sian Proctor, 51, is a professor of geosciences at South Mountain Community College, in Phoenix,…

Technology

A Look at the Dragon

September 8, 2021

The SpaceX Crew Dragon is nearly 27 feet tall. A powerful rocket lifts it into space. Dragon made its first crewed flight in 2020. It will carry Inspiration4 astronauts to space this month. Read on to learn about the parts…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Creedence

September 7, 2021

Meet Creedence Peterson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Creedence is 12 years old and lives in New York City. He loves to build Lego sets, swim, and play flag…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Orlie

September 7, 2021

Meet Orlie Weitzman, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Orlie is 12 years old and lives in Chicago, Illinois. In her spare time, she likes to read, write stories and…

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Crowd Control

September 3, 2021

Hugh Kim started planning his summer vacation in March. One destination topped the list: Glacier National Park. That’s in Montana. Kim lives in New York City. He reserved his tickets online. He had to be quick. “There were around 4,000…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

September 3, 2021

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Jeremy Liew talks to Rebecca Mordechai about her article "Crowd Control." Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for Kids Explains podcast. To hear…

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After Ida

September 3, 2021

Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29. It was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the United States. Emergency response crews have been hard at work. Winds reached 150 miles per hour. Rain…

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Ida's Path

September 3, 2021

After slamming the South, Ida crossed the northeastern U.S. on September 1 as a tropical storm. Record rainfall caused flooding. At least 18 people were killed. Nearly 8½ million people live in New York City. They were told to…

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How to Help

September 3, 2021

Many organizations are working on relief efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana. They’re looking for help. The city of New Orleans says it is unable to accept donations or volunteers. It recommends donating money to groups like United Way of Southeast…

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Gorgeous Galaxy

September 2, 2021

Nicolas Economou is a photographer. He captured this shot of the Milky Way galaxy on August 16, near Nikiti, Greece. Our solar system is in the Milky Way. Because of the pandemic, Greece has not been overcrowded with tourists. Fewer…

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Game Champs

September 2, 2021

Michigan is this year’s Little League World Series (LLWS) champion. The team from Taylor, Michigan, beat Ohio 5–2 on August 29. Sixteen teams played in the 10-day tournament. It took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Because of COVID-19, no international…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Gabri

September 2, 2021

Meet Gabri Blankson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Gabri is 11 years old and lives in Lewisville, Texas. She enjoys crafting and making YouTube videos. Gabri says she looks…

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Broadway is Back

September 1, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Don Darryl Rivera played Iago in Disney’s Broadway show Aladdin. He recently visited his dressing room in New York City. Nothing had changed. “It was exactly how I left it,” he told TIME for Kids. “My…

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The Kid Report: Broadway is Back

September 1, 2021

The story “Broadway is Back”—about the reopening of live theater in New York City—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Below, TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh shares his perspective. David writes about his conversation with Broadway historian Jennifer…

Science

8 Questions for Samuel Ramsey

August 31, 2021

Samuel Ramsey, or Dr. Sammy, works for the United States Department of Agriculture. He’s an entomologist. That’s a scientist who studies insects. TFK’s Rebecca Katzman spoke with Dr. Sammy about his job and what insects can teach us. 1. How…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Ronak

August 31, 2021

Meet Ronak Bhatt, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Ronak is 11 years old and lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. He looks up to Elon Musk and hopes to interview him…