At the end of World Space Week 2014 we are proud to present you another space art star! Libby Norcross is a Flight Director at an educational space simulator called the Challenger Center – founded by the family members of the astronauts who perished in the tragic Challenger incident in 1986. For her, that means pursuing her childhood fascination with space & technology as she collaborates to effectively inspire the next generation in STEM education, problem solving, and grabbing hold of their futures. For you, that means she wears a blue flight suit and takes students on simulated field trips to space.
But that’s not all she’s up to. Libby is also an avid crafter with an office that’s almost literally floor-to-ceiling with her own art and photography. She’s a social-networking maven (follow @LibbyDoodle on Twitter!) who has attended multiple space-related tweetups and even team-planned a few unofficial ones. She’s passionate about speaking awe, wonder, encouragement, and inspiration through outreach. Recently she was one of the stars of a TEDx event, talking about her passion for art and learning, and her unique poster project, “Consider This Thought“. And her die-hard love of space and science are driving her on to her next great adventure… the slow pursuit of another degree, the next little step toward her Ultimate Adventure of maybe working for NASA and maybe even going to space herself. Or maybe being the next Mythbuster. Or maybe becoming Challenger Center’s next Shining Star recipient. Who knows? Life is such an adventure. Her path has wound her to so many interesting places so far, who knows where she’ll end up next?
We asked Libby to dedicate one of her artworks to the 2014 World Space Week theme “Space: Guiding Your Way”. Please enjoy the result!Do you know Libby Doodle? Well, now you do!