Abigail Harrison is determined to be the first astronaut on Mars. A sophomore in high school, she runs a project called Astronaut Abby. This month, Abby flew to Kazakhstan for the lift-off of the International Space Station’s new staffers.
Luca Parmitano, one of the astronauts on this mission, will be keeping in contact with Abby, while she functions as the I.S.S.’s ‘link’ back to Earth. Abby met him in an airport, as she was heading home from watching the final launch of Endeavour.
Check out Astronaut Abby’s website here.