Reach out and touch the stars

Ellen Baker (Eng)
Ellen Baker
Ellen Baker

The U.S. Embassy had the honor to bring former NASA astronaut Dr. Ellen Baker to Bolivia October 12-18 and shared her experiences with enthusiastic audiences that included youth and adults who dream of traveling to space or becoming NASA scientists. Dr. Baker gave lectures on living and working in space, as she participated in three space shuttle missions and worked in NASA for three decades. The U.S. Embassy promotes science and technology and supports exchanges in these areas. To foster the curiosity and creativity among children, contests on spacecraft and spacesuit design were organized for the visit of Dr. Baker.