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6943: Reaching Straight to Mars and Beyond

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Aspiring scientist, engineer and astronaut, Taylor Richardson, is not your typical teenager. She first attended NASA Space Camp at the age of nine, where she earned the title of Astronaut StarBright. Since that time she has grown her passion to learn and her love for space, “I see me on Mars and I know my possibilities are limitless! Period.”

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Taylor Richardson

Astronaut StarBright, Astronaut StarBright

Taylor Richardson, also known as Astronaut StarBright, is an advocate, speaker, and philanthropist with aspirations of becoming an astronaut. After visiting numerous NASA Space Centers and participating in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp she was inspired to get more girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

This year a documentary on Taylor titled, "ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT: The Story of a Young STEM Advocate" will be released on the film festival circuit, where it has already earned two awards.

Taylor has graced the covers of Women in Aviation and Scholastic Science World magazines, and her service and advocacy have earned her distinctions such as Teen Vogue 21 under 21 and Glamour's 17 Girls Who Really Changed the World.