HOUSTON - It was an out-of-this-world phone call from first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump to astronauts on board the International Space Station on Thursday afternoon at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
The station is about 250 miles from Earth.
The astronauts welcomed Trump and she responded, “Oh my goodness, this is such a pleasure! It is an honor to meet you all, such an experience."
She visited Johnson Space Center, which is the home of the astronauts, mission control and astronaut training.
The White House said her goal was to bring attention to students learning more about science and technology.
"And you actually have my dream job, I always wanted to be an astronaut and I always wanted to go into space. You are fulfilling my dream, but never say never ... right, administrator?” Trump said.
Trump then toured the giant space station mock-up with NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, who is assigned to the Boeing Starliner.
The Starliner is one of the first commercial crew vehicles designed to take astronauts to the space station.
Trump also talked with Clear Creek ISD students interested in robotics. The students work with NASA engineers. NASA said some of the students previously involved in the program have gone on to work full time at NASA.
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