In celebration of National Comic Book Day, NASA released their first digital, interactive graphic novel, called “First Woman: NASA’s Promise for Humanity”. It follows the story of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon, and hopes to inspire the next generation of explorers that will eventually take part in future Artemis missions. You’ll be able to see technologies for traveling to, landing on, and exploring the lunar surface. Read more for a short video and to listen to the audio version.
Augmented reality features in the digital version allows readers to engage and interact using the First Woman website or directly on their mobile devices. The latter is a free app that works on both Android and iOS devices, complete with life-sized environments and 3D objects, including NASA’s Orion spacecraft. Bonus content includes videos, games, challenges to earn collector badges, and even ways to virtually participate in NASA missions.
- Take a journey of exploration with this LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) model building kit for adults
- Enjoy hours of immersive building as you create both the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Space Telescope from NASA’s 1990 STS-31 mission
- Check out all the authentic features, including the opening payload bay, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit, moving elevons, space arm, plus 5 seats for the crew
- The Hubble Space Telescope LEGO build features movable solar panels and a hatch door, just like on the real thing
- Looking for the best gifts for adults who love a creative project? This space shuttle model will appeal to space enthusiasts and anyone wanting an immersive building challenge, making it a great gift
We crafted this graphic novel and digital ecosystem to share NASA’s work in a different and exciting way. We set out to make the content both engaging and accessible. From space fans of all ages to hardworking educators looking for new ways to get students excited about STEM, we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy,” said Derek Wang, director of communications for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington.