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BettyFlies Foundation Hosts Live Conversation With Retired NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott


The BettyFlies Foundation, which provides flight school scholarships to students in the Roaring Fork Valley, hosts their “2020 Virtual Rendezvous” Wednesday starting at 6pm. Retired NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott will be featured, along with local youth Isaac Musselman, founder of the Basalt Aeronautics Club. 


Pfister said she started the organization in honor of her mother, Betty Haas Pfister, a pilot at a time when there were not many piloting opportunities for women. 

“It is so important for us to honor my mother’s legacy by providing educational and career opportunities in STEM and aviation to high school students in our local area,” said Suzanne Pfister, founder and president of the BettyFlies Foundation. “We have awarded five flight school scholarships and grant to the Basalt High School Aerospace Club and look forward to continuing our support to the community.”

All are welcome to join the virtual event. More information can be found on the BettyFlies website.

Eleanor is an award-winning journalist and "Morning Edition" anchor. She has reported on a wide range of topics in her community, including the impacts of federal immigration policies on local DACA recipients, creative efforts to solve the valley's affordable housing crisis, and hungry goats fighting climate change across the West through targeted grazing. Connecting with people from all walks of life and creating empathic spaces for them to tell their stories fuels her work.