Nicole Aunapu Mann has waited nine long years for the chance to go to space.
The first Native American to go into space was John Herrington in 2002.
Nicole Aunapu Mann will be the first Native American woman in space.
With her journey into space just weeks away, Nicole says she will be taking a few mementos into orbit to remind her of home, among them a ‘dreamcatcher,’.
Nicole Aunapu Mann, a marine colonel with a master’s in mechanical engineering, was recruited into Nasa in 2013.