A NASAAmerican Girl doll hits stores on January 1 with a goal of getting girls to think about going to Mars, all with encouragement from some of the space agency's top women. Luciana Vega is an 11-year-old aspiring astronaut with all the NASA-approved swag to show for it.
The Luciana Vega 2018 Girl of the Yeardoll is described as a "creative, confident 11-year-old girl and aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars".
For over 50 years, NASA itself has had many missions to Mars and hopes to finally send astronauts to the Red Planet sometime in the 2030s.
The Luciana doll comes with a nebula-patterned dress and silver iridescent shoes.
"We're proud to introduce fans to American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana Vega - a champion of STEM and a natural-born leader who puts her whole heart into making her dreams a reality", said Katy Dickson, president of American Girl.
Rather than just being pretty, American Girl dolls aim to inspire young girls to dream big and think about who they want to become when they grow up. To represent her Space Camp experience, Luciana has a flight suit and space suit, a maker station, a Mars habitat full of science and research essentials, and more STEM-inspired outfits and accessories. And all of her gear got a seal of approval from actual experts who helped to create both Luciana and her backstory.
Nasa astronaut Megan McArthur said that to stimulate our next generation it is necessary to find out new ways to grab their interest in space exploration.
'I've been in space and fixed the Hubble space telescope, so I have some perspective on how we use robotics, how we train for robotics'.
American Girl's "Girl of the Year" dolls launched in 2001, and are only available the year they debut.
"Luciana is a role model for today's girls - empowering them to defy stereotypes, embrace risks and failures, and chart their own course in life - whatever the goal", she added.
Are you thrilled that American Girl chose an aspiring astronaut and STEM role model as their 2018 Girl of the Year? "It's all about building girls of strong character". Her books can be purchased both in stores and online.
Williams said police haven't shown the footage to her or her family and haven't spoken to them since her son was hospitalized. According to police, Troy officers saw the teen walk from behind a closed downtown business just before midnight on Saturday.
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Finally, the supermoon, or second full moon of the month, will take place the night before the second full moon on January 30. January's supermoons will be just the latest in a spate of supermoon events taking place in close succession.
There was support from all sectoral indices, driven by technology and oil and gas, with gains of up to 0.90 per cent. Mid-cap and small-cap indices continued to be on investors' radar and they ended in the green.
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He also said his painful childhood has affected who he is today, including how he behaves with women. In November, JAY-Z opened up about cheating on Beyonce in an intimate Q&A with The New York Times .
Without question, the most stirring tribute came from Lourd, who took to her Instagram to share a unique tribute to her mother. In August Fisher's daughter, actress Billie Lourd , talked about the tragedy during an interview with Town & Country magazine .
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Authorities said firefighters rescued 12 people from the building and four people were in the hospital in critical condition. A dozen people are dead after a fearsome fire swept through an apartment block in Little Italy late Thursday night.
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The women protesting Hollywood's culture of sexual harassment at the Golden Globes won't have to stand alone. It's not the only way awards hopes to address the conversation of sexual misconduct in Hollywood .
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While being arrested , de Lesseps allegedly continued to yell, "I'm going to f--ing kill you" while police got her under control. De Lesseps and D'Agostino are now divorced after tying the knot in Palm Beach on New Year's Eve last year.
As time moved on, Trump gained in the polls and eventually rode that momentum to a GOP primary victory. Nearly unbelievably, several people attacked the New York Times for not asking him "hard" questions.
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The Stafford deputy suffered a minor injury when a bullet penetrated the windshield, according to VSP officials. No additional law enforcement or other drivers were injured in the incident, which is under investigation.
For the rest of your Thursday, temperatures will reach a high in the mid teens with a good mix of the sun and clouds. What there is more confidence about is that it will be cold this weekend - the coldest it's been all season.
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