The Alma Mission

ALYSSA THORNHILL

June 23, 2021

Major: Graphic Information Technology

Genre/Medium: Ink, pencil, and paper

About the work: The Alma Mission is a story about a little girl named Alma and her sister having a conversation outside under the stars. Alma’s sister, Felicity, tells her the story of a lonely protoplanet searching space for a friend. One day the protoplanet saw someone in the distance, and to their surprise, it was space debris. As the girls embraced, the protoplanet and space debris collision created something amazing: Psyche. Alma is amazed by the story and Felicity explains she learned about this through a friend in the Psyche mission. Alma declares she will learn all she can about space and one day work on a mission; however, Alma realizes she doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do. Felicity explains to Alma that she learned there are so many designers, engineers, and other occupations behind the scenes. In a mission, there is room for her there or anywhere if she puts her mind to it. The sisters hug and Felicity tells Alma that her and their family will always be there for her and to follow her heart and do what makes her happy. Felicity sweeps Alma into her arms and holds her in the air as if she is flying before the sisters head in for the night.

I was inspired to make this story since this mission showed me how many different people with different expertise work together for something so important and how significant each role is. I believe educating the younger generation to follow their passions and continue learning is very important. Art and storytelling is a great way of reaching and connecting with younger audiences.

Date Added: 06-23-2021
Credit: Alyssa Thornhill

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