I wanted to be an astronaut: Ivanka
Houston: Ivanka Trump, first daughter and US President’s advisor, said that it has always been her dream to become an astronaut and travel to the space as she toured the Johnson Space Center here.
Ivanka, who visited the space centre on Thursday where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted, spoke to the crew of the International Space Station.
“You inspire us all. You actually have my dream job,” Ivanka, 36, admitted.
“I always wanted to be an astronaut and I always wanted to go to space. You are fulfilling my dream up there,” she said.
Astronaut Nicole Mann provided Ivanka with a guided tour of the space center, including the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility that holds a full-size copy of the International Space Station.
Ivanka, posed outside the doors of the Mission Control Center and met chief Holly Ridings, who made history this week after becoming the first woman in NASA’s 60-year history to become the chief flight director of the Johnson Space Center.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick also was with Ivanka, along with US Senator Ted Cruz and US Rep Brian Babin, both Republicans from Texas, the Houston Chronicle reported.