NASA, American Girl to collaborate on astronaut doll

Published on December 31, 2017

American Girls’ wide collection of dolls are surely a public hit. Their latest innovation is called Luciana Vega. She is eleven years old and aspires to become an astronaut one day. She wants to be the first astronaut to step on Mars. She is based in Wisconsin and is described as being the 2018 ‘Girl of the Year.’

NASA, American Girl to collaborate on astronaut doll

According to an online report, Luciana is “a champion of science, technology, engineering, and math] and a natural-born leader who puts her whole heart into making her dreams a reality,” said Katy Dickson, president of American Girl, in a news release. American Girls inked a collaboration with NASA along with the Johnson Space Center in order to develop Luciana’s story.

Luciana’s story starts with her first win of a scholarship to Space Camp in Alabama. Her story is actually adapted in a three-book series. The three-book series is currently available for sale in leading bookstores. As far as her appearance is concerned, Luciana can be seen sporting a white space suit and helmet. Interested viewers got her first view on Thursday, 28th December, on “Good Morning, America.” It is the company’s 16th girl of the year. The doll is expected to be available for sale, starting January 1.

“Luciana is a role model for today’s girls—empowering them to defy stereotypes and embrace risks that will teach them about failure and success as they chart their own course in life—whatever the goal,” Dickson said. The doll creators, in an effort to ensure hundred percent accuracy, event traveled all the way to the Johnson Space Center in Houston with the objective to gain “insight into a day in the life of a Space Camp trainee,” the company said.

The creators got an overall experience of – eating and functioning in space. “American Girl’s partnership with NASA was developed through the Space Act Agreement to inform and inspire the wider public (and especially young girls) about the excitement of space and STEM careers,” the release added.

Enjoyed this video?
NASA, American Girl to collaborate on astronaut doll
"No Thanks. Please Close This Box!"