NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Found Her Passion And Pursued It

Plenty of Red Sox sluggers have hit baseballs that looked like they could reach outer space.

Stephanie Wilson has actually been there.

Wilson, a Pittsfield, Mass., native, has spent extended time in space as a NASA astronaut. On a recent visit to Fenway Park, she gave her advice to anybody interested in becoming an astronaut — or “anything else.”

“First, find something they are passionate about, and then pursue it with everything they can,” Wilson told NESN reporter Adam Pellerin on “NESN Clubhouse.” She encouraged kids to “talk to people who have worked in that field, endeavor to learn all they can, and really not to give up.”

Check out the full interview in the video above!