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Abigail Harrison  👩‍🚀Aspiring Astronaut 🚀Goal=1st to Mars ☄️Founder of @TheMarsGeneration 🛰Host Space & Science Show 👇Newest Video👇

'The moon is made of cheese!' This turn of phrase can be found in dozens of folktales and cultural histories and is quite popular among kids 😉 with the most well know version being "The moon is made of green cheese" This 16th century English proverb (Proverbs of John Heywood) was used to express incredulity over seemingly untrue or impossible things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But ya know what's not impossible? Walking on the moon. And on this day, 49 years ago, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin proved that the moon is in fact not made of cheese by doing just that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It took decades after the moon landings for us to send women into space. Right now I'm headed to #Kansas to appear at the #ameliaearhartfestival as part of the @chasingearhart panel with @shaesta.waiz and @rightfooted and some other amazing people celebrating female pioneers in aerospace who have paved the way and inspiring/empowering the next generation of female aviators, astronauts, and world shakers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#internationalmoonday #49thanniversary #apollo #apollo11 #space #history #herstory #spaceexploration #astronaut #apollo11anniversary #travelling #girlpower #womeninstem #femalepilots #strongwomen #representationmatters #dreambig #dreambigprincess #stemgirls #moonlanding #buzzaldrin #neilarmstrong #likeagirl #empoweringwomen #empower #inspire #rolemodel #nationalmoonday

STOP 🛑 NOW TO SEE AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD! 👍✈️👏
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Stardate 07192018 *note* #failed #aerodynamic #flight attempt with paper construction ✈️ 😂 Gotta work on my form! ✈️
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The timing on this is unbelievable bc tomorrow (Friday July 20) just one day before I appear at the #AmeliaEarhart Festival in #Atchison #Kansas... @orbitz is giving @thepaperairplaneguy the chance to break his own #worldrecord for the longest paper airplane throw! Click the #LinkInBio to get a reminder to watch it live! 📺
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@thepaperairplaneguy‘s world record right now is 226 feet and 10 inches. That's more than 5 school buses long 🚌 , 3/5 the distance of a football field 🏈 , and longer than the length of an entire space shuttle! 🚀 He has created a new paper airplane design that will hopefully beat this record. ✈️ ⠀⠀⠀
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If you like to #geek out on #aerodynamics and #aerospace like me, tune into Orbitz’s livestream via the link in my bio at 11:45am EST on Friday July 20 to see if the record is broken! #sponsored 👏

It warms my heart to see these amazing students get this opportunity! I am humbled to have founded @themarsgeneration and be apart of this program!
#themarsgeneration had a full team of 16 students at #SpaceCamp this year versus 10 for the past 2 years - Amazing! All received full paid #scholarships including transportation. Our scholarships go to students who are in poverty or near the poverty line for income in the United States.
We are so thankful to all our sponsors, members and donors who make this possible! You are all amazing.
Thank you! So proud of these students. They are our future!
#astronaut #stem #stemed #girlsinstem #stemforall #mars #space #spaceship #futureastronaut #astronautabby #education #philanthropy

Some people drop hot mix-tapes or new albums-
Me? I drop chickens.. 🐣🐥 whoops!
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Spent the weekend taking a break at this cute @airbnb farmhouse in Christmas FL 😍 .
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#airbnb #farmlife #farm #chickens #vacation #workhardplayhard #mixtape #astronaut #farmfresh #takeabreak #weekend #weekendgetaway #weekendvibes #midwesterngirl #chic

‪So excited for next weekend to be a part of the #AmeliaEarhart Festival Saturday July 21! ‬ ‪10:15am - I join @rightfooted & @shaesta.waiz for a Speaker Symposium‬
2:00pm - I will Be part of an amazing @chasingearhart Panel‬ ‪Details: http://visitatchison.com/event/amelia-earhart-festival/‬ ‪ #STEM #womeninaviation#womeninstem #astronaut #aviation #girlsinaviation #womeninscience #stem #stemgirls #stemeducation #mars #nasa #pilot #abigailharrison #astronautabby #futureofspace #spaceexploration #aviationlovers #aviationdaily @flylikeagirlfilm #strongwomen #womenempowerment #womenleaders

And now, a break from our regularly scheduled programming 😜Today is my older sister’s 23rd birthday and I want to take a moment to recognize her. Madeline is one of the most incredible people I've ever had the honor to know. She is one of my biggest inspirations, my role model, and most of all, my best friend.
When we were teens I though we couldn't be more different. But as we've gotten older I've realized we couldn't be more alike. We're both activists and explorers. We both fight fiercely for equality and a better future. And while Maddie has explored remote corners of Earth I focus on exploring off of it.
I love to tell Madeline's story when students ask me what to do if they don't have a defined goal or dream for their lives- if they don't know what their 'Mars' is yet. Because she still doesn't know what she wants to do when she 'grows up'. But she lives her life with undeniable passion and extends a hand to help everyone, never turning a blind eye to those in need of justice or kindness. And as such, she has already left a big, beautiful, footprint in history.
Here's to Madeline- may you have many more turns around our sun and enjoy each and every one. .
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#sisters #happybirthday #asisterisaforeverfriend #activist #23 #stemgirls #whatsyourmars #mars #makeadifference #advocate #philanthropist #rolemodel #inspiration #strongwomen #explorer #adventurer #love

Go check out my story to see how I set up the CO2 atmosphere in my simulated Mars chamber! .
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#mars #marsresearch #research #womeninstem #space #womeninscience #sciencecommunication #science

Don'tcha just hate it when you're baking and you run out of eggs because you didn't plan-et right? 😂😄😅
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There's actually a planet (well, dwarf planet) shaped like an egg! Haumea, located just past Pluto, is roughly the same size as Pluto and has a length to width ratio of ~2:1- the most extreme in our solar system. This is because of its extremely fast rotation- Haumea spins so fast that its days are only 4 hours long!! Our best guess for why is that a while back something really big smashed into Haumea and started it spinning. --------
#internabby #baking #space #spacefacts #dwarfplanet #haumea #spaceexploration #baker #steam #stem #stemgirls #girlsinstem #stemeducation #pizza #homemade #yum #puns #spacepuns

3 cells per box*. 4 boxes per image. 3 images per repetition. 15 reps per experiment. 4 experiments... =>2,160 cells to measure. By hand. All I can say is thank you @3M for inventing post-its so that I don't go crazy 😂🙏
*boxes chosen through random number generator
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I'm attempting to determine how the bacteria Serratia liquefaciens can survive under Martian conditions (temperature, pressure, atmosphere content) #research
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#space #spaceexploration #science #stem #datacrunching @hp #thisiswhatascientistlookslike #thisisscience #girlsinstem #girlsinscience #womeninscience #womeninstem

I'm so excited for our 16 scholarship students who had their first day of #SpaceCamp today! Thank you to all of you for being a part of this #space and #science community and making these life changing experiences possible 🚀🚀🚀
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Every year my nonprofit @themarsgeneration sends students with financial need to @spacecampusa on full paid scholarships (including transportation). This year we sent 16- that's a whole team!! 😱 Every child deserves to have an experience with STEM that will inspire them to reach for the stars in their future. Our #scholars are students who combine an excitement for space/STEM and a passion for bettering their communities- I couldn't be more proud of each and every one. #dreambig #actbig #inspireothers --------
#space #whatsyourmars #makeadifference #girlsinstem #scienceforall #stemgirls #education #educators #stemeducation #stem #themarsgeneration #grateful

Did you know that the gravity on #Mars is 1/3 of that on Earth? That means it would be 3x easier to run a marathon there... #someday #agirlcandream --------
Oh, and did I mention- I'm training for another #marathon !!!
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#longrun #sundayrunday #space #spacecoast #spacefashion #fitness #fitspo #exercise #twincitiesmarathon #twincitiesmarathon #medtronic #marathontraining #runner #runnersofinstagram #run

I think @reesewitherspoon's Elle Woods would approve of staining bacteria pink.. 😜
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I'm mixing bacterial cells grown under Martian conditions with the @thermofisherscientific stain FM464. FM464 stains cell membranes pink/red! Swipe for close ups of the cells!
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#pinkscience #pink #stemgirlswillsavetheworld #stem #sciencesaturday #marslab #astrobiology #space #science #legallyblonde @hp #internabby #stemgirls #girlsinstem #scienceforall #research

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