Fashion designer. Sea World trainer. Sports star extraordinaire. Now Barbie can add another blurb to her resume: Explorer of Mars.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Mars Curiosity mission, which was Tuesday, Aug. 6, Mattel, the doll's maker, collaborated with NASA to create "Mars Explorer Barbie."
Barbie has "empowered girls to dream big and explore a world without limits," Mattel said in a statement. This year's "Career of the Year" doll takes that idea literally, as Barbie dons a white spacesuit with neon pink accents to blast off to the red planet.
Barbie was always known as a jack-of-all-trades. But some of her most recent job outings, including computer engineer, architect and three different types of doctors, have become more technology and science oriented.
But it could just be a reflection of the times. Some dolls in the I Can Be... series are voted on by both her fans and the public. Although the public might be running out of jobs for her, given her illustrious career history.