Cheyenne Smith is the local face for NASA
Smith was named a NASA Solar System Ambassador earlier this year through a program that works with volunteers across the nation.
Cheyenne Smith was named a NASA Solar System Ambassador earlier this year through a program that works with volunteers across the nation to share the latest science and discoveries of NASA’s missions through events that inspire their communities.
Smith, an entrepreneur and program assistant at Tulsa Artist Fellowship, will spend her year focusing on minorities in the field of astronomy and astronomy’s applications for astrobiology. She also will host events throughout the year dedicated toward NASA’s astrobiology program, careers in astronomy and the importance of space exploration.
“I want to encourage more individuals in minority communities to get interested and involved in the field of astronomy,” Smith says. “I’ve been a space cadet since I was a little girl. My curiosity about life on other worlds sparked my interest.”