Episode 116: Nicole Stott

Season #1

Nicole Stott is an astronaut, aquanaut, engineer, artist, and author of Back to Earth: What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It; and most importantly a mom. She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates here on Spaceship Earth. Nicole is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days in space as a crewmember on both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. Personal highlights of her time in space include being the 10th woman to perform a spacewalk, first person to operate the ISS robotic arm to capture a free-flying cargo vehicle, painting the first watercolor in space, working with her international crew for the benefit of all life on Earth, and of course the life-changing view of our planetary home. Nicole is also a NASA Aquanaut. In preparation for spaceflight, she was a crewmember on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory. Nicole believes that the international model of peaceful and successful cooperation we have experienced in the extreme environments of space and sea holds the key to the same kind of peaceful and successful cooperation for all of humanity here on Earth. On her post-NASA mission, she is a founding director of the Space for Art Foundation — uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. Full NASA Bio: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/stott-np.pdf Instagram: @astro_nicole // @spaceforartfoundation LinkedIn: Nicole Stott Artist~Astronaut~Earthling // Space for Art Foundation, Inc. Websites: www.nicolestott.com // www.spaceforartfoundation.org You can find more info about her book at: www.backtoearthbook.com For speaking and/or brand engagements, please contact Christina Korp at Purpose Entertainment: [email protected]