"The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition"As this is World Space Week , I thought I would post about our trip to the Kennedy Space Centre. (Both the Kennedy Space Centre and NASA websites are down right now due to the government stoppage so I will have to insert the links at a later date.) World Space Week celebrates “the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.” This year’s theme is Mars.
UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/54/68
6 December 1999
During our Florida summer vacation, we took a day trip to the Kennedy Space Center to see the new Atlantis Exhibit and have lunch with an astronaut. Awesome experience! Here we are in our galaxy t-shirts with Sam Durrance who was a member of the Colombia crew (mission STS-35/Astro-1) and Endeavor crew (mission STS-67/Astro-2).
As Canadians we were very proud to see the Canada arm as well as the IMAX documentary with Commander Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station.
At the gift shop we picked up Sam Durrance’s mission patches as well as Commander Hadfield. Every manned and unmanned NASA mission has a patch and the crew influence the design. I stitched the patches to our solar system wall hanging. Mission patches are fairly inexpensive, but make a great souvenir. [There is an interesting article here about a quilter who make a quilt from three decades of mission patches.]
For one our World Space Week crafts, the girls designed their own mission patches inspired by their Kennedy Space Centre souvenir photos. Kind of cute!
Happy World Space Week!