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Asteroid Day 2018 with Astronaut Nicole Stott

Jun 29, 2018 11:30 AM Journey to Mars, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Astronaut Nicole Stott has explored from the heights of outer space to the depths of our oceans. In awe of what she has experienced from these very special vantage points, she has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty of Earth from space with others. She believes that sharing these orbital and inner space perspectives has the power to increase everyone’s appreciation of and obligation to care for our home planet and each other.

Stott joins other asteroid experts, policy makers and celebrities for the first ever “Asteroid Day Live 2018,” a 48-hour global broadcast for this year’s Asteroid Day. In support of “Asteroid Day Live 2018,” she will present a special showing of National Geographic’s One Strange Rock episode “Storm” at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Friday, June 29 at 11:30 AM in Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted.

In addition to the showing, there will be a live link to the Asteroid Day activities in Luxembourg followed by a question and answer session with Stott. This event is included with daily admission to the visitor complex.




What is Asteroid Day?

The most recent large asteroid impact occurred 110 years ago in Tunguska, Siberia, on June 30. On the anniversary of that event, Asteroid Day is observed globally to raise awareness and develop solutions for future asteroid impact.



About Nicole Stott

A veteran NASA astronaut, her experience includes two spaceflights and 104 days spent living and working in space on both the space shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). She performed one spacewalk, was the first person to fly the robotic arm to capture the free flying HTV cargo vehicle, was the last crew member to fly to and from their ISS mission on a space shuttle, and she was a member of the crew of the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery, STS-133. A personal highlight of Nicole’s spaceflight was painting the first watercolor in space.

Nicole is also a NASA aquanaut, who in preparation for spaceflight and along with her NEEMO9 crew, lived and worked during an 18-day and longest saturation mission to date on the Aquarius undersea habitat.

As an artist, and now retired from NASA, Nicole combines her spaceflight experience and artwork to inspire creative thinking about solutions to our planetary challenges, to raise awareness of the surprising interplay between science and art, and to promote the amazing work being done every day in space to improve life right here on Earth.

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