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Luca’s Commanding the NEEMO 20!

It is exciting to announce that my mentor, European Space Agency Astronaut Luca Parmitano, has been chosen to command the NASA Extreme Environment … [Read More...]

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Space Girls Space Women European Exhibition: Thumbs UP I’m IN

Wow! What an honor to be a part of the Space Girls Space Women Exhibition. The exhibit is an effort of SIPA Press in partnership with ESA (European … [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...]

Here's a picture of Luca and myself before the launch...the glass in between us is because he is in quarantine

Once an Earth Liaison, Always an Earth Liaison

One of the most common questions I get when I visit classrooms is if I've been to space. Kids want to know that they can ask me questions about space … [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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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I’ve Been Picked as One of the Top 25 Women Who Rock Social Media!

I have some exciting news! I'm on the 2014 list of 25 Women Who Rock Social Media! It's pretty amazing that I was included on the same list as so many … [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...]

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...]