A young passionate girl, Valentina, who was recently inspired by the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa, is now dreaming of a big, bright future of becoming an astronaut. Some of Valentina’s classmates cast her off because she’s a girl and enjoys ballet. Even people in her family don’t support her dreams of being an astronaut. Just when it seems that she’s better off giving up on her dreams of becoming an astronaut, Valentina finds confidence and inspiration in her new (imaginary) best friend, Ellen Ochoa. Valentina and Ellen navigate the world of big dreams, doubt, and education together. They find out how the sciences and the arts work together, and to never let fear get in the way of learning!
Blast Off will be available in a high-quality video format and is paired with UNIDAD MAS ALLA (going higher with unity) bilingual STEAM curriculum.
This program can be completed virtually: