Nicole Stott

Astronaut/Artist/Engineer/Public Speaker

Nicole Stott is a veteran astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS).  She performed one spacewalk, was the first person to fly the robotic arm to capture the free flying HTV cargo vehicle, she was the last crew member to fly to and from their ISS mission on a Space Shuttle, and she was a member of the crew of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133.  She is also a NASA Aquanaut, who along with her NEEMO9 crew, lived and worked in saturation during an 18-day and longest to date mission on the Aquarius undersea habitat.
After 27 years with NASA, she is on her next adventure as a full-time Artist and SciArt Education Advocate. Through her artwork, she uniquely shares the awesome beauty and impressions she was blessed to experience through the windows of her spacecraft. She continues to promote the amazing things we're doing every day in space that benefit us all rig

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