Cristiano Ronaldo's Stunning Form For Real Madrid Requires Context           >>           Spain Team Undergoing DNA Shift From Barcelona To Real Madrid Under Julen Lopetegui           >>           Salah Is No Messi But Liverpool's Star Man Continues To Dazzle           >>           NFL VP Troy Vincent Confirms Changes To NFL Catch Rule           >>           The Dominant 20: Novak Djokovic's Moment Of True Greatness           >>           Analysis: Is Suu Kyi’s Health Cause for Concern?           >>           Senate To Plug ‘Tsunami’ Leaks On Import Tax Collection           >>           Police To Intensify Weapons Search Ahead Of Elections           >>           New Workplace Dispute Office Resolved Over 4,700 Cases Of Salary Disputes In 2017            >>           Eye On Possible GE14 Troublemakers           >>          














+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]


Upcoming Events

Prayer Times

The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


: 04:57AM


: 05:07AM


: 06:24AM


: 06:46AM


: 12:29PM


: 03:36PM


: 06:31PM


: 07:40PM


The Business Directory



Space & Science

  Home > Space & Science

NASA lends a hand to new American Girl doll with Mars aspirations

American Girl


 December 29th, 2017  |  10:01 AM  |   1090 views



While the American Girl brand is well-known for teaching the past through dolls with fictional ties to important events, its latest aims to inspire youths to make history themselves. On the first day of 2018, the next American Girl will hit stores: 11-year-old Luciana Vega, who aspires to be the first person to reach Mars.


American Girl worked with NASA and a panel of scientists and astronauts to make Luciana's story (and gear, like a Mars habitat and flight suit) as realistic as possible. They also contributed to an accompanying STEM-based educational program providing space simulations and quizzes in an American Girl app and educational website. The company is also partnering with Space Camp to provide a Luciana-themed program, which launches next summer.


"It is so important to find exciting new ways to inspire our next generation of space explorers," Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut who serves on the project's advisory board, said in a NASA blog post. "I always want to encourage girls and boys to pursue their dreams, no matter how big, and I think it helps to show how those dreams can become reality for any kid."


To celebrate the doll's release, American Girl is hosting launch events on January 1st at its retail locations featuring science demonstrations, spacecraft and some swag for the kids to take home. Lest you think American Girl's doll dreaming of a future in the stars is out of left field, space-aspiring heroine toys have been on the rise. Lego released a much-anticipated set with a quartet of famous astronauts and scientists (including Sally Ride and Mae Jemison) earlier this year, but Barbie added Mars Explorer to its line of career options way back in 2013.



courtesy of ENGADGET

by David Lumb


If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com


Related News

Sabah Resource Development And Information Technology Minister Siringan Passes Away At 68

 2018-03-21 09:00:52

Xi Jinping Warns Any Attempt To Split China Is 'Doomed To Fail'

 2018-03-21 09:09:47

Behold the Dollar Bulls: A Rare Breed Roaming Global FX Markets

 2018-03-21 10:20:45