On My Way to Russia…Again!

Three years ago I had an experience of a Lifetime. My mentor, Astronaut Luca Parmitano, invited me to attend his first launch to the International Space Station. I travelled to Russia and then to Baikonur Kazakhstan to attend his Soyuz launch. I shared the travel and experience, launch and his six ... READ MORE»

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 was an unexpected and very welcome addition to my summer schedule. I was not even aware of this until a week ago because I was away at Russian ... READ MORE»

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 College and take on the academic rigor that awaits me, I am taking some time this summer to dive and fly into my dreams. That means I'm working towards ... READ MORE»

EAA AirVenture 2015 Daily Highlights

I am excited to be attending the EAA AirVenture Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the first time. I was invited to be a part of the NASA Rocket Woman panel and decided to come a few days earlier to check out the show. The timing for this is great, as I will be starting my private pilots training ... READ MORE»

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 and it's merger to NASA in 1958. With 100 years of history NACA/NASA  have changed the world we live in. NASA will be present at EEA Air Venture show in ... 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 can describe the Wellesley campus is that it's incredibly beautiful. Sitting on over 500 acres of land, there is plenty of nature and room to explore. ... READ MORE»

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 and get first-hand answers. They want to ask questions such as "How does it feel to be weightless?" or "What does it smell like in space?" Although I ... READ MORE»

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 as a tool to inspire young people all over the world. To be in a room with such great and influential people was a cool experience! Thanks Shorty ... READ MORE»