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  • Naoko Neilson

    25 Faces 25 Years: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson

    April 03, 2017

    NASA was big in the ’80s.

    Sure, it was a force in the decades before, but in the ’80s, when a young Naoko Kurahashi Neilson was making her way through elementary school, NASA was pop-culture big. Kids gathered in classrooms to watch shuttle missions, and teenagers stared wide-eyed as countdowns and liftoffs filled the opening credits of MTV’s first broadcast.

    Those images stayed with Neilson. But not just the space shuttles and astronauts.

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