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Meet The Leader Of "The Mars Generation"

The Mars Generation founder Abigail Harrison. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Mars Generation founder Abigail Harrison. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Abigail Harrison wants to be the first person on Mars, and she's on a mission to inspire others to help with those efforts.

That’s why she stated The Mars Generation, a non-profit dedicated to getting young people involved in STEM and space exploration. The group hosts various outreach events and offers a scholarship for low-income students to attend space camp.

Abigail Harrison, otherwise known as Astronaut Abby, joins us from her home in the Twin Cities, to talk about these efforts.

Brendan Byrne is WMFE's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the WMFE newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing WMFE's internship program.

Byrne also hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.