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5 years ago - I was just finishing g 8th grade. I had just setup my Astronaut Abby twitter account to get a NASA employee quote for a school project and my mom had just taken me to my first ever launch - the last Space Shuttle Endeavor launch STS 134. I didn't realize these actions would change my life so drastically.

And I then got to participate with my GEMS (Girls In Engineering Mathematics and Science) group to setup experiments and launch NASA weather balloons with the University of Minnesota - all these experiences would not happened had my mom not been supporting me - she took me to the shuttle launch, drove my team to the weather balloon launch and also helped me on Twitter to connect with the space community.

My work as Astronaut Abby and with the +The Mars Generation™  is to provide support for all students to be able to reach for their stars just like I had and have support from teachers, mentors, friends and most importantly my mom.

Please follow The Mars Generation on Facebook (facebook.com/themarsgeneration) and sign up for email and support our work. Go here for info: www.Themarsgeneration.org
Together we can change the world!
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Good future in Mars Ecology !
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It's great to meet @andyweirauthor in person today (I interviewed him on Google hangouts last summer) and be on the Explore Mars #‎HumansToMars Senate Committee Panel today with him. He's as great in person as you have seen in video and online!
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At lunch today at the Explore Mars #‎HumansToMars Summit I got to check out several Mars Meteorites during a #SmithsonianMuseum presentation. Pretty cool!
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soo nice
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Check out my talk at the Explore Mars #‎HumansToMars Summit from earlier today at 1:35 here:

http://livestream.com/viewnow/exploremars2016/videos/123230059

And make sure to watch the rest of the summit all week long on the same link too - so much great discussion happening here this week!
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After a morning of filming and touring the amazing +Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - I'm went upstairs to the offices to have a Google Hangout with students in South Africa with Living Maths - it's been a full and exciting day!
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+Dallas Kadel Thank you! :)
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It was so much fun speaking last night at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) national finals safety briefing and meeting so many talented and inspiring students!
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This was exciting! A live video Q and A session with National Geographic at the #‎HumansToMars Summit! The viewers asked some great questions! Check it out!
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Meeting with congressional representatives at the capital today to advocate for, and educate about, near future human exploration of Mars!
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Wow! I was there this March on a class trip!🚀🛰🔭😀🌎🇺🇸
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It was fun to see #BillNyeTheScienceGuy again last night at the Explore Mars #‎HumansToMars Summit and catch up with him and his staff at the The Planetary Society!
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Me and my 8th grade class used to watch him all the time. I was always happy when he taught Astronomy since I was so into it back then. That's pretty cool you got to meet him. :p
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When I grow up I want to be an astronaut!
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Same here. I would like to be an astronaut someday too. AstronautAbby you inspire me too. I have always viewed you as an achiever and role model to others.
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I'm at the +Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  today for a tour and I'm being interviewed for their #STEMin30  video series that is made for middle school students. So much fun!
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Past, present and future! @TheMarsGen #‎TARC2016
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Good.past,present and future.I believe.
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I'm 18 and aspiring to be a NASA astronaut with a goal to be the first astronaut to Mars. You can follow my #JourneyToMars here! I work to inspire my generation, The #MarsGeneration to dream big, act big and inspire others and while doing that find their own Mars! I run a worldwide outreach program called the #FutureOfSpace the focus is to excite kids and adults about space and STEM and also educate people about why human space exploration is important. To learn more click here: http://astronautabby.com/space
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I'm a girl with a dream. I want to someday be an astronaut. But it doesn’t stop there, I plan on being part of the first crew to Mars. I know my dream is big, but with some hardwork and a ton of support from people around the world I know it will come true. 

My Google+ page will be a mixture of updates on my journey and other interesting space and STEM information. As much as reaching my dream is important to me, it's equally important that I share and inspire other kids to reach for their dreams too!