Join the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in A Celebration of STEM, inspired by the American Girl® 2018 Girl of the Year™, Luciana Vega™, Sunday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. This special event includes STEM-focused activities and the opportunity to meet professionals working in a variety of STEM fields. Dr. Rhea Seddon, a former NASA astronaut and a member of the first female astronaut class, will be on hand to sign her book, “Go for Orbit: One of America’s First Women Astronauts Finds Her Space.”
The STEM celebration will be followed with a paid dinner experience with Huntsville native and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Jan Davis. Dinner with Dr. Davis is $30 and tickets may be purchased here.
The STEM celebration takes place in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Preregister for the event, here.
Luciana’s story of an 11-year-old girl with a passion for space and the desire to be the first person on Mars is told in a chapter book series by author Erin Teagan. The first book in the series takes Luciana to Space Camp®, where she learns the importance of leadership and teamwork for her journey to Mars.
The 18-inch Luciana doll, her first two books, and a variety of products—from her Space Camp flight suit to a Mars Habitat—launched on Jan. 1. A selection of Luciana items, including the Luciana doll, books and her own Space Camp graduation certificate, are for sale in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center gift shop.