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NASA selects Newport resident Cynthia Shelton as Solar Systems Ambassador

NEWPORT — Newport resident Cynthia Shelton was recently selected to be one of just 1000 NASA Solar System Ambassadors nationwide.

This competitive program only accepts applications once per year, which are then vetted by NASA JPL staff for applicants with the right combination of presentation experience, motivation, and ideas for community engagement events.


Ambassadors are given exclusive training on NASA missions, both manned and unmanned, from scientists and astronauts, which they use to create engaging events in their local communities.

On Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Work Commons in Newport, Shelton is hosting an event called “Who Knew?”

Come find out what NASA is up to in 2020 during this free event.

Shelton says she hopes to spark interest in and excitement for the broad spectrum of NASA activities happening both on and off the Earth.

If you want to schedule a free event for your group, contact Shelton directly at [email protected].

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