“I’ve wanted to be an astronaut since I was five years old,” recalls ARCS Scholar Alumna Jessica Meir. “In first grade, my teacher asked us to draw a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew an astronaut wearing a spacesuit, standing on the Moon... Read more
According to family lore, two-year-old Emily Levesque insisted on tagging along when her older brother went outside for a school assignment to watch Halley’s Comet pass near Earth. She grew fussy, as toddlers do, until her parents pointed her toward the night sky. She was mesmerized—and still is.