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I'm so proud of my little sister, Lily. She dissected a squid yesterday and wasn't squeamish at all! Instead she was really into it... Fun to see her enjoying hands on science. :) 
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oH thats a very great work too i add and let her keep it up sure science is a good subject to follow.
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It's amazing how one event and one meeting can change your life. When I was 13 years old, just a few months after watching the Space Shuttle Endeavor's last launch, I was in Canada at the Canadian Space Agency.
I was there for a special Tweetup Event to watch the last even Space Shuttle launch and tour the space agency. My mom drove 2 days for 10 hours each day to get me to this event. She was exhausted - but this was just the beginning of her taking me all over the country as opportunities arose.
At this event I met Sean Costello - a Canadian entrepreneur. Sean was part of the Tweetup. After I introduced myself to the group as the future first astronaut to Mars, several people asked for photos. Sean was one of these people.
A year later, Sean invited me to be his guest at the 40th Anniversary Event of Apollo 17 (the last moon mission). My mom flew me to Oklahoma to attend the event at the Stafford Air & Space Museum. I met many Apollo astronauts that night (the first time I had ever met any Apollo astronauts). One special person was astronaut Gene Cernan the last man to step foot on the moon. Gene later mentioned me in his keynote speech at the event - this is something I will always remember!
The event was special for so many reasons, but the main reason was that Sean's action of inviting me to this event and stepping out to make special efforts to show me he believed in me helped me to realized that sharing my passion was something I could do in a bigger way. At the time I did not know that an opportunity would arise so quickly, only a month later with the invite from my mentor astronaut Luca Parmitano to attend his Soyuz launch in Russia.
The Future of Space is a result of a spark being ignited by Sean and carried by so many others. Every person who has sent me a word of encouragement or told me they believe in me has been a part of what inspires me each day and for that I am thankful.
Sean, you will always be an important and special person to me. Thank you for asking for that photo that special day and saying "I want a picture with the future first astronaut to Mars please" and thank you for making the Apollo event possible and the invite from SpaceFlight Insider to report on the first Orion test launch and for always believing in me.
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Today I'm attending a ‪#‎BloodTweetup‬ with the American Red Cross Minnesota Region - we are touring the North Regional Blood Center to learn how diabetes blood is processed.
This is part of my volunteer work with the American Red Cross as a Social Advocate - my job is to help spread the word about the work the ‪#‎RedCross‬ does! ‪#‎GiveLife‬
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One of my favorite ‪#‎Orion‬ engineers just shared this on Twitter - I'm so ordering one now! ‪#‎MakeItHappen‬ ‪#‎WomenInStem‬ ‪#‎WomenInSpace‬ ‪#‎JourneyToMars‬ order yours here: http://teespring.com/spaceship
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Nice shirt!
For me, women differ only in the physical part. So never underestimate any woman. After all, it was by one that I came into the world. :)
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It seems fitting that for ‪#‎InternationalWomensDay yesterday, Abby presented and answered questions about her eventual Mars trip. Notice the NASA's Space Launch System and NASA’s Orion Spacecraft in the slideshow. Abby takes every opportunity to make sure people are educated about the ‪#‎FutureOfSpace‬ and next generation of American Space Crafts.i
‪#‎MakeItHappen‬
‪#‎JourneyToMars‬
‪#‎MarsOrBust2030‬
‪#‎IWD2015‬
***post by Abby's mom
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Thanks to everyone who nominated me for the #TeenHero Shorty Awards - I was chosen as one of the finalists with the winner being announced on April 20!
There is a big awards show in NYC - not sure if I can make it or not but I will be sure to share the details either way.
Take a look at all the teen finalists. It's an honor to be included with these incredible leaders and world changers: http://shortyawards.com/category/7th/teenhero
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I LOVE +SmarterEveryDay and was so excited to see they made a video about ISS docking!
It's about 10 minutes long and well worth a watch! Check it out below and let me know what you think/questions. :) 
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have a nice time give me a call 00220 6734006 The Gambia
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Here I am with a few of my fellow American Red Cross Minnesota Region ‪#‎SocialAdvocates‬ after donating blood!
The tour of the American Red Cross Blood Center yesterday was fascinating and knowing this group is helping to save lives with blood donations is pretty cool!
To check out photos from the tour I took yesterday and to learn how blood travels from donation to recipient through the American Red Cross go to my Instagram account which you can find by searching AstronautAbbyOfficial or check out the ‪#‎BloodTweetup‬ hashtag on Twitter!
‪#‎GiveLife‬ ‪#‎BeAhero‬
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Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! Thank you for what you do and who you are!
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I'm a cover girl and feature story - so cool!
If you have not checked out Flurt Magazine you should. It's a magazine created to empower young women - it's an honor to be featured.
Download magazine for free and read the full article: http://www.flurtmag.com/magazine/
‪#‎MarsGeneration‬ ‪#‎JourneyToMars‬ ‪#‎MarsOrBist2030‬
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Congratulations!
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NASA's Space Launch System is the largest rocket ever built and will take Amercia to deep space with the NASA’s Orion Spacecraft and eventually to Mars!
Nice Work Orbital ATK and NASA
This is exciting to see the first test ‪#‎QM1‬ as it's one more step towards our goal as a nation to get to Mars and my personal goal of being the first astronaut to Mars!
‪#‎JourneyToMars‬ ‪#‎MarsOrBust2030‬ ‪#‎MakeItHappen‬
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Happy Birthday Yuri Gagarin!

On this day in 1934, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was born. 27 years later, Gagarin flew aboard Vostok 1 -- and in doing so, became the first ambassador of our planet to enter the vastness of space.

While flying weightless above Earth’s surface, Yuri Gagarin witnessed a spectacular view of home — forests, deserts, and great plains were surrounded by expansive oceans. Upon viewing the thin blue line of the atmosphere, Gagarin became the first of our inquisitive species to see our planet as it truly is — a vibrant, geologically active world circling a star. We at Penny4NASA urge you to honor the memory of this brave man, as his Vostok 1 mission was the catalyst for every manned spaceflight adventure to date.

#Penny4NASA   #Space   #SpaceRace  
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really thats what to be done to safeguard it band all the best at work.
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took these images of dwarf planet Ceres from about 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometers) away on Feb. 25, 2015. Ceres appears half in shadow because of the current position of the spacecraft relative to the dwarf planet and the sun. The resolution is about 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometers)
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
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Why haven't NASA shown more of Ceres??????? 
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I'm a 17 yo aspiring astronaut with a goal to be part of the first crew to Mars. I am also running a worldwide outreach program called the #FutureOfSpace for info go to: 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!