Nicole Stott has explored from the heights of outer space to the depths of our oceans. She has dedicated her life to sharing her spaceflight experience and the beauty of Earth with others. She believes that sharing the 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.
A veteran NASA Astronaut, Nicole lived and worked 104 days in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station; she is a NASA Aquanaut having lived and worked on the 18 day and longest saturation mission aboard the Aquarius undersea habitat; and an accomplished artist — a personal highlight of her spaceflight was painting the first watercolor in space.
Now retired from NASA, Nicole combines her artwork and spaceflight experience 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 is featured in National Geographic’s One Strange Rock, a documentary series hosted by Will Smith and directed by Darren Aronofsky. She can also be seen in Arrow Media’s Man-Made Planet and Planetary Collective’s Overview.