Founding Director, "Space for Art"
As a NASA Astronaut and Aquanaut, Nicole Stott has explored from the heights of outer space to the depths of our oceans. In awe of what she has experienced from these very special vantage points, she has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty of Earth from space with others. She believes that sharing these orbital and inner space perspectives has the power to increase everyone’s appreciation of, and obligation to care for, our home planet and each other.
As an Artist, and now retired from NASA, Nicole combines her spaceflight experience and artwork to inspire creative thinking about solutions to our planetary challenges, to raise awareness of the surprising interplay between science and art, and to promote the amazing work being done every day in space to improve life right here on Earth.
Nicole was invited to join the Spacesuit Art Project when it first began in 2015 and since then it has been an amazing journey of space, art, and healing. She knows that the time she spent in space has led her to the work she's blessed to do now as a founding director with the Space for Art Foundation.