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The Weather Channel Interviews Me About EFT-1 Orion [Video]

The morning of the EFT-1 Orion Launch (December 4, 2014) I was interviewed by Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams of "Wake Up With Al" on the Weather … [Read More...]

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I’m One of Scholastic’s 8 Coolest Kids of 2014

I found out some cool news last week! I was picked as one of the '8 Coolest Kids' Scholastic got the chance to meet in 2014. I am so honored! Among … [Read More...]

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Inspiration, Dreaming and Some Space Talk Too!

It’s with great excitement that I announce a new addition to my Future Of Space worldwide outreach program. My outreach program, designed to excite … [Read More...]

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The First Test Launch of Orion – America’s Spacecraft

“And liftoff. At dawn. The dawn of Orion and a new era in American space exploration. There's your new spacecraft, America.” –Rob Navias, Mission … [Read More...]

[Video] My Reactions to EFT-1 Orion Launch and Splashdown

I am so lucky. I have been able to witness not one, not two, but three historical launches. In 2011, I was able to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor's … [Read More...]

My Journey

[Video] My Reactions to EFT-1 Orion Launch and Splashdown

I am so lucky. I have been able to witness not one, not two, but three historical launches. In 2011, I was able to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor's … [Read More...]

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My big news! Behind the scenes for the inaugural Orion Launch!

Exciting news! I've been invited to report on the December 4 inaugural Orion launch in Cape Canaveral. This opportunity is amazing, and I feel so … [Read More...]

Astronaut Abby Imagine

Sharing My Space Camp Experiences With Johns Hopkins’ Imagine Magazine

Exciting news! John’s Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Imagine magazine asked me to write about my experiences at Space Camp. It is an incredible … [Read More...]

Neutral Buoyancy Training in Costa Rica | My Scuba Experience

Neutral buoyancy, or 'weightlessness', has long been a central part of training astronauts and cosmonauts for their forays into outer space. The most … [Read More...]

Chatting with Luca Parmitano On the ISS | Recording

Thanks to the entire International Space Station Payload Operations Communications Team (Marshall Space Flight Center - Huntsville Alabama) and … [Read More...]

STEM Education

Orion Launch Interview With Kare 11 [Video]

This past week I was interviewed about my attendance of the Expedition Flight Test 1 launch of Orion by Lindsey Seavert from Kare 11 News (NBC). … [Read More...]

Aspiring astronaut Astronaut Abby

My big news! Behind the scenes for the inaugural Orion Launch!

Exciting news! I've been invited to report on the December 4 inaugural Orion launch in Cape Canaveral. This opportunity is amazing, and I feel so … [Read More...]

Astronaut Abby Imagine

Sharing My Space Camp Experiences With Johns Hopkins’ Imagine Magazine

Exciting news! John’s Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Imagine magazine asked me to write about my experiences at Space Camp. It is an incredible … [Read More...]