Amazing Kid: Brigitte Berman

Brigitte Berman, an anti-bullying advocate, is the youngest person ever to participate in a NASA mission. Credit: Ronald Dantowitz, Clay Center Observatory
Amazing Kid: Brigitte Berman Age: 16 Grade: 11th Hometown: Dover, Mass. School: So...
She's helping to stop bullying and taking part in NASA space missions. Oh, and she is just 16.

An astronaut's life in outer space

When I was in fourth grade, I remember very distinctly that I wanted to be an astronaut. I begged my parents to go to Space Camp, but it was too expensive and too far from our Arizona home. Really, I never dug into the practicalities of space travel,...

Blog on becoming an astronaut

When I was a kid, and teachers asked my friends and I what we wanted to be when we grew up, our top answers were always "baseball player, garbage man, president, or astronaut." I don't know if everyone wants to be a garbage man, but I get the feeling...

Teacher heads into space

The last time a school teacher was set to go into space, it was 1986. That's when Christa McAuliffe tragically died, along with six of her crew members, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff. Barbara Morgan had fought for McAulif...

Astronaut Lisa Nowak no longer in diapers

Remember Crazy Diaper Astronaut Lady? Well, her lawyer would really like the "diaper" part stricken from the record. "The biggest lie in this preposterous tale that has been told is that my client drove from Houston, Texas, to Orlando, Florida, nonst...

Teacher gets ready for space mission

Over twenty years ago, the world watched in shock as the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded shortly after takeoff, killing all on board. One woman who watched along with the rest of the world had a close connection to the tragedy: It could have been h...

Astronaut Eileen Collins leaves NASA to spend more time with family

From  Astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman ever to command a space shuttle, announced yesterday that she would be leaving NASA.  Collins has accomplished an astonishing amount in her career with NASA:  in 1995 she became ...


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