Space and Rocket Center, American Girl partner for Space Camp doll

  • Space and Rocket Center, American Girl partner for Space Camp doll

Space and Rocket Center, American Girl partner for Space Camp doll

She is eleven years old and aspires to become an astronaut one day.

American Girl has released some pretty unbelievable dolls over the previous year, including Melody Ellison (a civil rights-era doll), Suzie "Z" Yang (the first Korean-American doll), Nanea Mitchell (a doll from Pearl Harbor-era Hawaii), and even Logan Everett (the first American Boy). In a statement announcing this new addition, American Girl said that the line of dolls is meant to create inspiring characters for molding future leaders.

"It is so important to find exciting new ways to inspire our next generation of space explorers", said Dr. McArthur Behnken in a statement.

Luciana Vega was unveiled on Good Morning America to a crowd of excited girls wearing Space Camp jumpsuits.

Luciana has her very own space suit, NASA uniform, and even part of a space station - a girl needs a place to work on those interstellar calculations, after all! She continued that she always wanted to encourage children to pursue their dreams, it doesn't matter how big they are, and she thinks that it will help to show that those dreams can turn into reality for any child.

The Luciana Vega doll and its full product line, including STEM-inspired accessories and outfits, will launch on January 1, 2018 online, in physical retail stores, and trough American Girl's catalog.

It pays to get boys and girls interested in science. Yet there's still a gender gap in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. I tried to start a girl-band when I was 12.

American Girl President Katy Dickson called the doll a "role model for today's girls". "For us, it's all about building girls of strong character, and it's why we're continuing to encourage girls to lead change and embrace #charactercounts".

To develop the aspiring astronaut doll, her backstory, and the whole product line, American Girl worked with several professionals from NASA.

And the $30 GoldieBlox construction toy and storybook set, which won Educational Toy of the Year and People's Choice Toy of the Year, features a girl engineer and her dog sparking creativity and curiosity by getting kids to build a belt drive.