Artist, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Earthling
Nicole Stott is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mom, and now author of her first book Back to Earth What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It. She is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working as a crew member on both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle - where a personal highlight was painting the first watercolor in space. On her post-NASA mission, she is a founding director of the Space for Art Foundation — uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. Nicole creatively combines her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates, not passengers, here on Spaceship Earth.