Share this inspiring video with every kid or teen you know who dreams of space. John Streeter of NASA Television has sent us some wonderful NASA TV videos over the years. I love this new one with Vermont-born rock and roll star Grace Potter, about some of the amazing women in the history of the American space program. I hope it inspires a little girl out there to become an astronaut.
John shares a wonderful behind-the-scenes tidbit with Boing Boing, below:
Recording artist Grace Potter teamed up with the NASA Johnson Space Center to celebrate and promote women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The video features real NASA astronauts, scientists, engineers, geologists, and others in various fields of study around the center. I wanted to add a scene where some middle school girls build a rocket and launch it. In my research about model rocketry, I found some real rocket girls who had recently won a competition, so it was all the real deal. I was just proud to work on this video and I feel the message is an important one. I would love to see more girls get interested in STEM and I hope maybe this video might help educate and inspire someone.
In this new music video collaboration with @NASA I'm living out a childhood dream as I prepare to launch a Rock & Roll payload into space with astronaut Jessica Meir! Go to NASA.com for more on this amazing project to raise awareness about the importance of encouraging young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. #empowerment #education #astronaut #gracepotter #nasa #space #dreambigger #tryharder #breakbarriers #empoweringwomen #womeninstem #science #technology #engineering #mathematics #evolve