Mattel debuted its most up to date American Girl doll — an aspiring space traveler who NASA expectations will rouse youthful youngsters to end up noticeably enthusiastic about space and science.
The toy organization depicted the new doll as a 11-year-old named Luciana Vega, an “inventive” and “certain” young lady who needs to be the primary individual to touch down on Mars. American Girl said it collaborated with NASA to make Luciana with an end goal to urge adolescents to seek after professions and interests in science, technology, engineering and math.”It is so important to find exciting new ways to inspire our next generation of space explorers,” NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, who serves on the task’s warning board, said in an announcement. “I generally need to urgegirls and boys to pursue their dreams, no matter how big, and I think it indicates how those fantasies can move toward becoming reality for any child.”
NASA says Luciana’s interests additionally jive with the organization’s main goal, as it attempts to prepare for investigation in profound space, including Mars. American Girl is also launching a whole slate of educational science and technology content centered around Luciana in partnership with NASA and Scholastic, and is sponsoring 20 scholarships so girls like Luciana can go to Space Camp.
American Girl President Katy Dickson called the doll a “role model for today’s girls.” The 18-inch Luciana doll,(American girl Astronaut Doll) which comes with a book, sells for about $115 in stores and online.
- A space suit complete with authentic patches
- An astronaut helmet with a clear visor that flips up
- An equipment pack with faux knobs and dials that she needs for her first mission, along with authentic ID patches
- Soft space gloves and a special mirror for her wrist that allows her to read the instruments on her equipment pack
- Durable space boots
- A fun booklet explaining how space suits work