Drone photo by John Zarr
On Monday, October 11, we unveiled a giant 6,300 square foot Earthwork portrait of NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson created by crop artist Stan Herd. The frame and wording of #AimHigher was made out of 1500 tiles of space art created by kids from 14 Atlanta Schools and 3 children's hospitals.
At the ceremony were Astronauts Nicole Stott, Susan Kilrain and Dr. Sian Proctor who only just returned to Earth from the Inspiration4 Mission where she became the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft. They all spoke about the importance of representation to inspire the next generation to aim higher for their dreams.
Stephanie Wilson was the second Black woman to go into space. She's flown in three missions — her first in 2006 — and she's also one of 18 astronauts on the NASA Artemis team, which is set to go to the moon in 2024.
We featured and honored Suffragist Ida B. Wells in Union Station in Washington DC through a giant photo mosaic made up of thousands of photos of the suffrage movement. August of 2020 was the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which secured women's right to vote nationwide in the USA. More info at ourstory100.com.
Our Story: Portraits of Change is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation depicting a portrait of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. Created by artist Helen Marshall of the People’s Picture, commissioned by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, and produced by Christina Korp, Purpose Entertainment, Our Story commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in the United States. From August 24-28, a 25 ft by 40 ft (1,000 square feet) installation of the photo mosaic will be on display at Union Station in Washington, DC. The final portrait is made up of thousands of photos telling myriad stories of the suffrage movement. In the online mosaic, you can zoom in, click on the 100 portraits and stories, and find out more about the many programs and events happening nationwide to commemorate the suffrage centennial in 2020.
The People's Moon Project
Women in STEM are often pioneers in their fields which have been dominated by men. In order to have more women in these fields, we need to show that women and girls are welcome but also that they should invited and included. Representation matters.
That's why these women in the STEM fields have come together to talk about why the 19th Amendment is still so important and about how the right to vote is more than just voting. It's about opening up opportunities for not only women but for all people.
This video includes:
Dr. Mae Jemison
First Woman of color in space, NASA Astronaut, Physician, Engineer, Principal - 100 Year Starship
First Hispanic Woman in Space, NASA Astronaut and Former Director of Johnson Space Center
NASA Astronaut, Aquanaut, Engineer, Artist & Founder of Space for Art Foundation
First Woman Director of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Former Chief Scientist at NASA
First Woman Engineer and First Woman Senior Executive at Kennedy Space Center
First Woman Engineer in NASA's Mission Control at Johnson Space Center, Attorney, Activist
Massachusetts State Senator, daughter of former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz
Dr. Barbara Yates
Physician and MIT Educated Electrical Engineer
Aerospace Engineer, PhD Student, NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellow
First Woman President of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
VP & GM of Military Space at Lockheed Martin
COO of the Space Foundation, Former USAF Officer
Space Historian, Podcaster and Founder of Space Hipsters group of 20k followers
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Planetary Scientist, Manager of Science Programs at Planet Labs
Dr. Katherine Mack
Cosmologist, Theoretical Astrophysicist, Author