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Swellesley Report: Mars astronaut hopeful stationed on planet Wellesley for now

It's been an amazing orientation week at my new home Wellesley College and I have had so much fun sharing it with everyone online. It was wonderful to … [Read More...]

Mars Generation Space Camp Astronaut Speaking

Speaking at Space Camp: Coming Home

It was a great honor to be invited to speak at Space Camp. I shared my new talk titled "The Mars Generation: It's Our Time" with approximately 1,000 … [Read More...]

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A Letter to Freddie About Dreaming Big

Recently, 7-year-old Freddie's dad asked me to share experiences about what I have done to so far to prepare to someday apply to the astronaut corps. … [Read More...]

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What is the Mars Generation?

If you have been following me on social media for a while, chances are you have heard me talk about the Mars Generation. I have been using this … [Read More...]

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Abby’s Story: As Told by Her Mom

So many people know of my daughter, Abby, or Astronaut Abby. She's a pretty amazing young woman. At age 18 she has amassed two years of college credit … [Read More...]

My Journey

Aspiring Astronaut Flying Lessons

Should I Fly or Dive into my Dreams?

What do you think? Should I fly, or should I dive into my dreams? How about both? Yes, that sounds good! As I am preparing to leave for Wellesley … [Read More...]

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I am a Rocket Woman: NASA Celebrates Centennial

I have exciting news! NASA is celebrating the centennial anniversary of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) that was founded in 1915 … [Read More...]

Photos of My New Home, Wellesley College

Now that I have chosen Wellesley College as my home for the next four years, I thought I would share some photos from my recent tour. The best way I … [Read More...]

Meeting Astronaut Gene Cernan and Reaching for Mars [Video]

As I am nearing my high school graduation I have been reflecting on some of the amazing and wonderful experiences that I have had in the last 4 years. … [Read More...]

Lucy DeVito

Presenting at the Shorty Awards!

I had the amazing opportunity to co-present at the 2015 Shorty Awards! I got to meet some awesome people who do great work with social media, using it … [Read More...]

STEM Education

Space Camp Speaker Astronaut Abby

Speaking at Space Camp: It’s Happening!

I have exciting news that some of you may already be aware of as you follow my social media channels. I am at Space Camp for the next two weeks! This … [Read More...]

Maker Cady Coleman

Welcome New Maker Astronaut Cady Coleman

Last week the Makers website launched a new Maker, Astronaut Cady Coleman. Cady joins Makers Astronauts: Ellen Ochoa, Mae Jemison, Julie Payette and … [Read More...]

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Talking About Dreaming Big at East Kootenay Science Fair

Last week I got the amazing opportunity to speak in Cranbrook British Columbia at the East Kootenay Science Fair. Thursday was my day to speak to … [Read More...]