Trading dress-up for lift-off, Barbie flies on space station for first time

Immediately after nearly 60 a long time of dressing up like an astronaut, Barbie has launched into room for real.

Two of the iconic style dolls are now on board the Worldwide House Station (ISS), the place they are component of “Mission DreamStar,” an outreach job to inspire ladies to contemplate occupations in aerospace and science, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. As unveiled by Mattel on Thursday (April 14), the dolls have been in Earth orbit considering that February as section of a collaboration concerning the toy business and the ISS U.S. Nationwide Laboratory.