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Barbie Space Discovery Astronaut Doll, Blonde, in Spacesuit with Helmet, Gloves, Flag & 3 Mini Packs of Astronaut Food (Non-Edible) for 3 to 7 Year Olds

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Last year a special edition Barbie, sculpted to look like European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, rode a zero-G parabolic airplane flight. Having founded Space for Humanity in 2016, the goal was to democratize access to space and inspire the next generation of STEM students. These 4 or 5-star reviews represent the opinions of the individuals who posted them and do not reflect the views of Etsy. Day-to-Night Barbie could go from running the boardroom in her pink power suit to a fun night out on the town.

Wearing a mod Mercury-inspired silver spacesuit and even sporting a bubble-cut hairdo reminiscent of a helmet, "Miss Astronaut" beat NASA in the representation-in-space race, giving girls an early role model in aviation and aeronautics. In 2015, Barbie celebrated female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding the possibilities for women everywhere. Later, she accepted a position as engineer and worked on five missions, including the Perseverance rover now on Mars and Europa Clipper, which is set to be launched to Jupiter's moon in 2024. Under project Dreamstar, the astronauts took photos and videos of two Barbies — one Black and one white — at various ISS facilities.To enable personalised advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. That may come as a surprise to rabid collectors who know Barbie has had "astronaut" on her résumé since 1965 — four years before Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

One-of-a-kind dolls were created for each of the Shero honorees including Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Kristin Chenoweth, Sydney "Mayhem" Keiser, and Trisha Yearwood.We're yet to see if the film will have a dedicated Astronaut Barbie, but it certainly seems to pay homage to the original. Partial proceeds from the Samantha Cristoforetti Barbie sales go to a Women in Aerospace Europe fund. In 2009, Barbie held her first New York runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to celebrate her 50th anniversary. Barbie is dedicated to showcasing women who are role models from all backgrounds, professions and nationalities so that girls around the world can see themselves in careers that might not always seem as accessible," said McKnight. Barbie was there to inspire girls that they can be anything as early as the 60s, during a time when it was uncommon for girls to pursue a career in STEM.

Several space-themed dolls based on real women were also released, perhaps in an attempt to show young girls that their dreams aren’t only possible in Barbieland. Wells is hopeful that this method will be tested on the Moon, but using a human astronaut rather than a life-sized Barbie model. Samantha Cristoforetti's doll continues to fuel Barbie's history with space and the brand's commitment to encourage girls to become the next generation of astronauts, engineers and space scientists. The Miss Astronaut set included a silvery spacesuit much like those worn by the Mercury and Gemini astronauts of her time. Known for her endless list of careers, Barbie has decades of experience in business, medicine, modeling, and just about any other industry you can imagine.Barbie Space Adventure dolls and toys allow children's imaginations to reach unimagined heights Barbie astronaut doll is ready to explore space in her shimmering spacesuit, helmet and gloves Barbie doll comes with a flag to hold and packs of astronaut food not edible This playset is otherworldly and makes a great gift for children aged 3 to 7 who are particularly interested in space and science and want to reach for the stars Kids can collect Barbie Space Adventure toys and build a whole universe of wonderful stories and fun. Aviator, engineer and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is honoured as a Barbie Role Model. Wearing a tailor-made spacesuit, Barbie was coated in volcanic ash by a team from Washington State University and sprayed with liquid nitrogen. The doll, created to look like International Space Station (ISS) commander Samantha Cristoforetti, is currently with the astronaut on the ISS, as part of a joint effort with the European Space Agency (ESA) to inspire the next generation of space travellers. I never dreamed the logo would grace a Barbie doll, but am grateful the mission has gone mainstream," Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings and a fellow Blue Origin passenger who launched aboard New Shepard in 2021, posted on Twitter.

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