When I was growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut. I was fascinated with all things NASA. The dream of flying through the stars didn't last into my college days - although I did want to work for NASA if I could do so and keep both feet on the ground!
So I was excited when I first heard about NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg and the star quilt block she created while on the International Space Station. (See a video of Nyberg--with her block--on board the ISS!
Now you can make a block which will join her block in a large quit. I used scraps of my TARDIS fabric and who better to show it off then Buzz?
The instructions including mailing information can be found here.
Did you know you can see the International Space Station in the night sky? We've seen it several times - including when the shuttle was chasing it. NASA has a website that will tell you when and where to look up. I have an email alert sent and last week we watched it for 4 mins as it moved across the sky. Unlike a plane going overhead, the station doesn't have lights so you are seeing the sun's light reflected which means the exact time it passes over relative to the sunset is key. Really cool stuff for a girl who wanted to be an astronaut!