Space Explored

Meet the astronaut that beat cancer and will soon beat gravity

By Seth Kurkowski

September 8, 2021

Being diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 10 would crush the dreams and morale of many, but not her.

Image: Inspiration4 / SpaceX

Arceneaux fought and stayed positive, going around to the blood donors thanking them for their donations. This is where St. Jude gave her the title of “Gratitude Administrator”.

Image: Hayley Arceneaux

Arceneaux went on to return to St. Jude, this time helping other children suffering from cancer fight the disease.

Image: St. Jude

Arceneaux will become the first person with a body implant and the youngest person to reach orbit. She represents the seat of hope.

Image: Hayley Arceneaux