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American Girl worked with NASA and a panel of scientists and astronauts to make Luciana’s story (and gear, like a Mars habitat and flight suit) as realistic as possible.
They also contributed to an accompanying STEM-based educational program providing space simulations and quizzes in an American Girl application and educational website.
The company is also partnering with Space Camp to provide a Luciana-themed program, that launches else summer.
To celebrate the doll’s release, American Girl is hosting launch events on January first at its retail locations featuring science demonstrations, spacecraft and some swag for the kids to take home.
Lest you think American Girl’s doll dreaming of a future in the stars is out of left field, space-aspiring heroine toys have been on the rise.
American Girl Teamed Up With NASA to Make Its else Doll an Aspiring Astronaut
For further than three decades, kids have been playing with American Girl dolls as they grow into their own identities, Utilizing unique traits to help them define their own.
On Monday Mattel unveiled its latest American Girl doll —a brown-eyed, brown-haired girl of Chilean descent who is sure to be a relatable friend for girls who are passionate about science and technology.
And just like with its line of historically accurate dolls, American Girl did its research when crafting Luciana’s story.
“It is so important to find exciting new ways to inspire our else generation of space explorers,” NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, who helped advise American Girls in the process, told in a statement .
American Girl is also relleasing a whole slate of educational science and technology content centered around Luciana in partnership with NASA and Scholastic, and is sponsoring twenty scholarships so girls like Luciana can go to Space Camp.
NASA helps American Girl to innovate aspiring astronaut doll
according to NASA helps innovate aspiring astronaut doll NASA told it is collaborating with American Girls, a doll and book company, to inspire kids to dream big and reach for the stars.
The focus of the collaboration is the “Girl of the Year” doll for 2018, an 11-year-old aspiring astronaut named Luciana who wants to be the premier person to put boots on Mars, the U.S. space agency told on Thursday.
“It is so important to find exciting new ways to inspire our else generation of space explorers,” told NASA astronaut Megan McArthur.
The doll went on sale from January 1, 2018.IANS