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Delta7
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posted 06-01-2015 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicole Stott's NASA biography indicates she has left the space agency to pursue a new career as an artist.
As a retired NASA Astronaut, Nicole is pursuing her next adventure as a full time Artist. Inspired by her spaceflights, she is using her artwork to share the awesome beauty she experienced through the windows of the Space Shuttle and Space Station and the visor of her spacesuit, and to promote the amazing things we're doing everyday in Space that benefit us all right here on Earth. She is also looking forward to spending more time with her family and to actively supporting STEAM/STEM educational organizations.

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posted 06-01-2015 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She told me recently she was retiring in June - maybe she meant her last "official" day would be this month sometime.

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posted 06-05-2015 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
Astronaut Nicole Stott Retires From NASA

After 27 years with the space agency, Astronaut Nicole Stott is retiring from NASA. Stott, who flew two spaceflight missions, including a long-duration mission on the International Space Station (ISS), plans to pursue a career as a full-time artist and advocate for science, technology, engineering, math and art (STEM/STEAM) education.

"NASA's Flight Operations team wishes Nicole the very best in her new endeavors. Nicole has always cared deeply about America, our youth, and the importance of STEM education and inspiration," said Brian Kelly, director for the Flight Operations Directorate at Johnson Space Center. "Her positive approach, knowledge, experience and fun style will serve her very well in her future pursuits."

Stott was born in Albany, New York, and her hometown is Clearwater, Florida. She received degrees from both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and University of Central Florida before joining NASA as an operations engineer in the Orbiter Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

During her time at Kennedy, she held a variety of positions associated with the Space Shuttle Program including Shuttle Flow Director for Endeavour, Orbiter Project Engineer for Columbia, NASA Convoy Commander for space shuttle landings and Vehicle Operations Engineer, preparing space shuttles for their next mission. She also worked at Huntington Beach, California, for two years as part of the ISS Hardware Integration Office as a program lead between the flight hardware manufacturing site and launch site at Kennedy.

In 1998, she transitioned to the Johnson Space Center in Houston to work as a Flight Simulation Engineer on the Shuttle Training Aircraft helping train astronaut pilots to land the space shuttle.

She was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000. She held numerous assignments, including as a crew member on the undersea NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 9 mission, for which Stott still holds the women's world record for the longest saturation dive of 18 days, before being assigned to her first spaceflight mission.

In 2009, Stott flew aboard space shuttle Discovery STS-128 to the space station for a long-duration mission. As part of her 91 days supporting scientific research in space, Stott conducted a nearly seven-hour-long space walk and she also guided the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm for the first track and capture of a visiting cargo vehicle. At the completion of her mission, returning on the space shuttle Atlantis, she was the last station crewmember to return to Earth via a space shuttle.

She flew again in 2011, as a mission specialist on STS-133, the 39th and final mission for space shuttle Discovery. During the 13-day flight, the crew delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), completing the U.S. assembly portion of the ISS.

Stott returned to Kennedy for a one-year assignment as the Astronaut Office representative to the Commercial Crew Program and the team responsible for selecting contractors to build our next U.S. human-rated spacecraft. In her most recent assignment at Johnson, Stott served as Chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office in the Astronaut Office/Flight Operations Directorate. Her last day with NASA was May 31.

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posted 06-08-2015 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to have met her on her last official function as a NASA astronaut, attending the World Science Festival in New York on May 31. The best of luck to her as she joins the ranks of artist-astronauts/cosmonauts that already include Al Bean, Mike Collins and Aleksei Leonov.

Hopefully she will contribute a canvas or two to the National Air and Space Museum for a future show on space art based on her spaceflight experiences.

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posted 06-08-2015 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like to get her to Spacefest too.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-10-2015 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Houston Matters interviewed Nicole Stott about adjusting to life post-NASA.
A few weeks ago, after almost 30 years with the space agency, Stott retired to become a full-time artist and advocate for STEAM education.

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posted 07-10-2015 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the Tampa Bay Times offers insight into Nicole's artwork:
The works, which will adopt a "new media" approach, consist of creative manipulations of digital photographs. Stott said she wants to use her artwork as a vehicle to educate students about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

These artworks, Stott said, afford her the opportunity to educate students and others about the wonders of space, science and technology.

...if all goes according to Stott's plan, her work will be featured in physical galleries across the Tampa Bay area and elsewhere. But right now, this is an undertaking that is still in the prototype phase.

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posted 07-10-2015 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know of examples of her work? I tried searching online and couldn't find anything she'd done.

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posted 07-10-2015 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen her "new media" art as of yet (as the Tampa Bay Times describes, it is still a work in progress), but you can see an example of Nicole's past design work — in the form of the Expedition 20 patch.

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posted 09-10-2015 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicole Stott has begun showing her artwork, both on Facebook and at art fairs.
A painting in honor of 6 year anniversary of STS-128 Discovery launch. First spaceflight for me and Kevin Ford and Jose Hernandez; along side veterans CJ Sturckow, Pat Forrester, Christer Fuglesang, and Danny Olivas. Good times!
When I was in space, I was blessed to see Earth in a whole new and inspirational way. Through my artwork I hope to share that incredible beauty and awesomeness with you.

Today, the first in a series of pieces - my interpretation of those incredible views that inspired me.

The Bahamas, Tongue of the Ocean

Huge thanks to Anne and A.I. Gallery for displaying my piece, The Wave, at START art fair 2015 at Saatchi Art Gallery in London. If you're in London this week 9/10-13, please stop by ground floor, Booth 4.4 and see all the beautiful work A.I. Gallery has on display.

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posted 09-10-2015 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicole will be at Spacefest, entering our juried art show. All the more reason to come!

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posted 12-14-2015 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicole Stott has a new website: NPS Discovery.
Thank you so much for joining me here! I'm excited about this site and the opportunity to share my artwork and spaceflight experience with you. And I'm really happy to be able to take you along with me on this next journey of Discovery.

Robert Pearlman
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Nicole Stott on Twitter:
My first #Art Exhibit! #TheArtisticAstronaut @TheSayleGallery 2 weeks from today #IsleOfMan #eARThfromspace

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posted 05-13-2016 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Makes you wonder if she's had any discussions with Al Bean...

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posted 05-13-2016 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From her website:
Shortly after retiring from NASA I had the very special opportunity to meet one of my heroes of Spaceflight and Art Alan Bean ~ Artist, Astronaut, Moonwalker.

A huge thanks to my friend and fellow astronaut Anna Fisher for making the introductions. Al welcomed our visit to his studio. I can't say enough about his enthusiasm for his art and his humble nature, or about his willingness to answer all of my questions and share his experience as an artist (and as an astronaut who transitioned to artist) with me. Needless to say I am in awe of and inspired by him and his work, and I'm thankful for his friendship.

He is one of the most talented painters ever, and his artwork presents his spaceflight experience to you like a beautiful gift he wants to share.

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